Weather service confirms tornado outside Philadelphia

 Forecasters confirmed the category EF-1 twister Wednesday after surveying damage in Honey Brook, about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia.(Electronic image via NBC10)

Forecasters confirmed the category EF-1 twister Wednesday after surveying damage in Honey Brook, about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia.(Electronic image via NBC10)

The National Weather Service says a tornado with maximum winds of 95 mph hit a rural southeastern Pennsylvania community during severe thunderstorms on Tuesday.

Forecasters confirmed the category EF-1 twister Wednesday after surveying damage in Honey Brook, about 40 miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia.

Preliminary information shows the tornado formed around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday and moved along a 1½-mile path at a maximum width of 100 yards.

Honey Brook Fire Chief Robert Klinger Jr. says the storm caused some damage but that no injuries were reported.

The weather service says it’ll release a full description of tornado damage later Wednesday.

It’s also surveying damage in Lehigh County, where strong winds knocked down trees and power lines, nickel-sized hail fell and funnel clouds sightings were reported.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.