York County works to repair storm dam...

York County works to repair storm damage as experts investigate tornado possibility

There are 32 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Apr 17, 2011, titled York County works to repair storm damage as experts investigate tornado possibility. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service, along with several state and local officials, met Sunday afternoon to view the damage wreaked by Saturday night's storm, starting at the West Manchester Mall.

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neighbor

Dover, PA

#21 Apr 18, 2011
i live at the top of the hill right on 74 right by beer distrubitor was defiantely a tornado i saw was crazy, heard it right over top of us before it hit at the bottom of the hill defiantely lookedlike a funnel to me and i agree there calling it something different because of federal funding
Ted C

Red Lion, PA

#22 Apr 18, 2011
Tom C wrote:
NOT a TORNADO are you kidding me I seen it myself with witness .go look at the damage it caused at the intersection of carlisle and brougher steets going in to the mall & holiday inn I saw it first hand, that my friend WAS A TORNAAAAAAADO ,unless spinning spirals of heavy wind are not tornadoes!!!!!
Did you "seen" it while reading your grammar textbook?
Ted C

Red Lion, PA

#23 Apr 18, 2011
People, what is the big deal whether they are calling it a tornado or something else? If the weather experts are saying, based on all available evidence and data, that is was not a tornado then it wasn't. Good grief. What difference does it make?
Ted C

Red Lion, PA

#24 Apr 18, 2011
neighbor wrote:
i live at the top of the hill right on 74 right by beer distrubitor was defiantely a tornado i saw was crazy, heard it right over top of us before it hit at the bottom of the hill defiantely lookedlike a funnel to me and i agree there calling it something different because of federal funding
Yeah, its all a big conspiracy about federal funding. Good grief, give me a break.
Amy D

Albrightsville, PA

#25 Apr 18, 2011
this definity had to be a tornado not a microburst .
My account from what happened on that night:
it had felt like a tornado had hit somewhere after 8:20ish last night. Around 8:00 ish i had noticed that the clouds were very black and had a weird greenish tint to them .i had never seen the sky look like that . it was also very calm and still there was no sounds except for the occasional rumbles of thunder. i had headed in ( i was outside taking pictures of the sky) and checked the weather report online and thats when i found the tornado warning posted. somewhere around 8:30 ish , there was a very loud and deafing roar of wind coming towards the house, it sounded like hundereds of jet plane engines starting up all at once. I got my daschund otto and went downstairs to the basement and as i was running down stairs i happened to look out the window and saw a electrical utility pole snap in the wind like it was a peice of straw and a huge shower of sparks rained down from the snapped powerlines . i reached my basement and could hear the sounds of glass breaking and trees and i had no idea what else getting broken and smashed together. it happened very quickly and was gone in a matter of minutes and everything was calm again .

yea a microburst doesnt have a distinct roaring sound and the sky before was definity a characteristic of a tornado . there also was a tornado warning and the official warning stated that there was in fact a tornado spotted .... now why they would say that if it wasnt a tornado?
Reality FTW

State College, PA

#27 Apr 18, 2011
No, it was likely a microburst.

Couple of things:

- Microbursts do indeed follow specific paths.
- They can make roaring sounds.
- Greenish tint to the sky can be a sign of a tornado but it's due to hail in the clouds, not a tornado.
- It can produce sporadic damage like a tornado.
- It can produce a cloud that may appear to be a funnel cloud but is actually from rain being forced out of the cloud.
- If the damage is in different directions but radiating outward, it's a microburst. If inward, it's a tornado.

Who cares, really. Microbursts can cause lots of damage, exactly like what happened here.
Well

Reading, PA

#28 Apr 18, 2011
Ted C wrote:
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Yeah, its all a big conspiracy about federal funding. Good grief, give me a break.
They changed and said it was a tornado. And no, it's not a big govt conspiracy. If, however, you think the bureaucrats are not above calling it something to close the books and make their lives easier, you have never dealt with them. I have seen it first hand, and not just once.
Well

Reading, PA

#29 Apr 18, 2011
Ted C wrote:
People, what is the big deal whether they are calling it a tornado or something else? If the weather experts are saying, based on all available evidence and data, that is was not a tornado then it wasn't. Good grief. What difference does it make?
It can make a difference in that federal funds will or will not be available to recover. It is a big deal. Of course, I am sure you, from your couch, know nothing about how things really work. Go crack open another beer and continue pontificating (you will probably have to look that work up).
danielle prowell

York, PA

#31 Apr 18, 2011
yes it was a tornado i seen it myself with my own eyes u news people need to do better research.
abc

East Berlin, PA

#32 Apr 18, 2011
There is an article on abc27 saying they are now calling it a tornado. An EF0.
funny

York, PA

#33 Apr 18, 2011
Oh, I can say YES..........it was a tornado! IF, you have ever been 1, or 2 as I have been you will NEVER forget that sound! Not fun being away from home and running to get to safety!
Cody Ford

York, PA

#34 Apr 26, 2011
That mall sucks anyway the only reason its there is for kids to deal drugs.

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