Tornado confirmed in western Pennsylvania
PARKER, Pa. (AP) — Weather officials have confirmed that a tornado touched down during storms over the weekend in western Pennsylvania.
The National Weather Service said Monday it had confirmed an EF-1 tornado with winds up to 105 mph Sunday in Butler and Armstrong counties near and within the city of Parker.
KDKA-TV reported that strong winds uprooted trees and knocked down power lines, even knocking down an emergency services communication tower in Butler County.
The storm also ripped off the roof of a home built in 1824, scattering parts in a neighbor’s yard and across the street.
A gazebo at another home was turned on its side while across the street a large tree split a garage.