The NWS Pittsburgh Storm Survey team confirmed the damage near Sandy Lake.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

SANDY LAKE, Pa. (KDKA) – The NWS confirmed an EF-1 tornado tore through Mercer County Wednesday.

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The NWS Pittsburgh Storm Survey team confirmed the damage near Sandy Lake Thursday.

The tornado brought winds with speeds up to 100 mph and traveled about a quarter of a mile from 6:20 to 6:21 p.m. Its max width was 90 yards.

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The NWS says it’s the 23rd tornado in Mercer County since 1950, but the first since the summer of 2019.

No one was hurt.

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A cold front brought storms to the Pittsburgh area Wednesday, prompting a Tornado Watch for most of the area and two Tornado Warnings for parts of Butler and Venango counties.