Tornado Touched Down in Lehigh Valley, NWS Confirms

The weak EF0 tornado occurred Sunday night in Heidelberg Township, causing tree damage along Church road before tracking through a cornfield and damaging the metal roofing on a barn at the Heidel Hollow Farm on Saegersville Road.

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Matthew Walz

What to Know

  • National Weather Service investigators confirmed that a tornado touched down in Pennsylvania.
  • The weak EF0 tornado occurred Sunday night in Heidelberg Township, causing damage to the roof of a barn.
  • Video posted online appears to show a funnel cloud forming but that video has not been independently verified.

National Weather Service investigators confirmed that a tornado touched down in Pennsylvania. 

The weak EF0 tornado occurred Sunday night in Heidelberg Township, causing tree damage along Church road before tracking through a cornfield and damaging the metal roofing on a barn at the Heidel Hollow Farm on Saegersville Road. 

No one was killed or injured during the incident. Officials say the tornado traveled 0.8 miles with an estimated maximum wind speed of 65 mph and a maximum path width of 20 yards. 

Video posted online appears to show a funnel cloud forming but that video has not been independently verified.

The weather service confirmed two tornadoes struck northeast Pennsylvania last month, injuring six people and damaging more than a dozen businesses.

Heavy downpours are possible throughout the state on Monday.

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