Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tornado in City of Philadelphia, PA

Fox 29 (WTXF, Fox 29 News at 10) in Philadelphia and the NWS are reporting that an F-0 ("F-0," "F-Zero") tornado touched down in Northeast Philadelphia a few hours ago. Other than destroying some roofs (a beer/liquor distributorship), making a mess, and causing some general havoc, no injuries were reported. Winds were reported to be in excess of 75 miles an hour, the tornado was reported to be 30 to 50 feet wide, and the tornado survived on the ground for a duration of approximately 20 seconds. Being in the greater Phila. area this evening, and as they seemed to have done several times in the past, maybe the tornado gods were saying hello to me in their own special way? :)


Witnesses Describe Philly Tornado

The Finger of God – A Tornado