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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Severe weather moving through the western Pennsylvania region on Wednesday night triggered a Tornado Warning.
The National Weather Service issued the warning for Westmoreland County through 8:30 p.m., and it was then allowed to expire.
“It is centered just south of Route 30 and north of the Turnpike,” said KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla.
Tornado Warning including Latrobe PA, Mount Pleasant PA, Loyalhanna PA until 8:30 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/sgR2OH5Wqp
— NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) June 28, 2018
There were numerous reports of funnel clouds in the county. Steve Howell, the fire chief of the Hecla Volunteer Fire Department, said he saw at least three funnel clouds in the Mount Pleasant area shortly after 8 p.m.
He said they were spinning around, they touched the ground, then they dissipated and reformed again.
Over on Udell Road at Cannonball Court, a large tree fell on to a home. Chief Howell said part of the tree went through the roof and landed in the living room. The people who live there were home, but no one was hurt.
Other trees were blown over near Route 819.
A wall cloud formed in the skies over Latrobe, and many people captured it in photos and cell phone video.
A Wall Cloud…this one is very compact, but a well defined structure https://t.co/CarV6Big3K
— Jeff Verszyla (@Verz) June 28, 2018
There were also reports of cloud formations and funnel clouds in New Stanton, Kecksburg, Mammoth Park and more.
West Penn Power said more than 1,000 customers lost power in the New Stanton area at the height of the storms, all but a few dozen had power restored by late Wednesday night.
After moving out of Westmoreland County, Verszyla said the storm was moving towards the areas of Somerset and Cambria counties.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on the weather conditions.