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Weather Service: Tornado touched down near Penn State

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 24, 2015 10:53 AM
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A large tree lays uprooted past the hole where it came from in a yard as people continue cleanup efforts in Hempfield in this 2011 file photo. Severe storms went through the Westmoreland County area causing severe damage.

(Spring Mills) -- Weather officials say a tornado traveling at 65 miles per hour touched down this week about 11 miles east of Penn State University's main campus.

The twister moved through Potter Township Monday, ripping down trees but causing no other damage.

The tornado formed during intense storms that produced pea-sized hail, menacing clouds and lightning and turned roadways into rivers.

A meteorologist from the National Weather Service says the tornado was weak but still dangerous.

He says Pennsylvania could see more tornadoes in June and July.

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