A severe thunderstorm occurred at approximately 4:15 PM EST in Stormstown, PA. Two small trees blocked part of PA 550, and a large tree fell across the highway, downing utility lines, near Brothers Pizza.
Photo Courtesy Of Tom Majewski
The highway, further north, was also blocked by Sawmill Road. More wind damage occurred in Port Matilda and in State College on N. Atherton Street, Blue Course Drive, W. Beaver Avenue, and Westerly Parkway.
The official Local Storm Report (LSRCTP):
0413 PM TSTM WND DMG STORMSTOWN 40.79N 78.01W 08/18/2019 CENTRE PA 911 CALL CENTER TREE AND WIRES DOWN
There was also pea-sized hail and heavy rain as high as 10 in/hr. The maximum wind speed was 36 mph, the temperature dropped 22 F, and the total rainfall was 1.35 inches.
The damage at my home was limited to a badly damaged flagpole. However, the wind had caused a heavy patio chair to be sent down the stairs from my deck to the landing.