PITTSBURGH - The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes touched down outside Pittsburg on Saturday, and crews will be back out Sunday to conduct two more storm damage surveys in the area.
The first tornado touched down in Shippingport, Pennsylvania, just after 6 a.m. Saturday and lasted only about a minute.
The NWS rated the storm an EF-0 with winds of about 85 mph. Trees were uprooted and the roof of a pavilion was blown off. The twister remained on the ground for about a mile before lifting off the ground.
The second tornado was reported around 6:15 a.m. in Monaca, Pennsylvania.
That tornado was rated EF-1 with winds of 95 mph. It was about 200 yards wide and was on the ground for about two miles.
Several trees were uprooted and cars were damaged as a result. No structural damage was reported to any buildings with the exception of an awning that was displaced by a tree.
Crews will be back out Sunday to conduct damage surveys in northern Jefferson County and Butler County to determine if tornadoes touched down in those areas, too.
No other major damage or injuries were reported from the storms.
These tornados were reported just hours after other twisters touched down across the border to the west in Ohio.
An EF-1 tornado with winds of 95 mph touched down in Muskingum County, Ohio, around 3:45 a.m. and was on the ground for about a mile-and-a-half before dissipating. Several farm buildings were considerably damaged in that storm, and several homes and businesses reported shattered windows and damage to roofs.
A weaker tornado touched down about 10 minutes later in Guernsey County.
That tornado was rated an EF-0 with winds of about 80 mph. It was on the ground for less than a half-mile. Part of a barn roof was ripped off and a cinder block building was destroyed. Debris from the farm was thrown into a nearby field.
No injuries were reported in those tornadoes.