National Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touched Down In Tarentum

The Pittsburgh area is seeing roughly twice the number of reported tornadoes so far this year.
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has confirmed that a tornado touched down near Tarentum in Allegheny County Wednesday morning.

A meteorologist is at the scene and is conducting a full tornado survey.

More information will be released Wednesday afternoon.

Thousands were left without power along with severe damage to property in some areas.

Power line are still down in several areas causing traffic issues.

The roof of St. Mary’s Church in New Kensington was partially ripped off overnight by high winds and the National Weather Service suspects a tornado touched down in New Kensington during the severe weather.

Social media posts from other areas show possible tornados in the Neville Island/Robinson area and also Tarentum.

Pittsburgh International Airport reported a 75 mph gust at 1 a.m. Wednesday, the strongest on record at the airport.

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