Wednesday is 13th anniversary of deadly Pennsylvania tornado

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Veterans aren’t the only ones being remembered in one western Pennsylvania county.

Wednesday also marks the 13th anniversary of a tornado that killed one person and hurt 19 others in Mercer County.

The F2 tornado packed winds up to 155 mph as it carved a path 500 yards wide for seven miles through the town of Clark, and into New Hamburg. Both are sparsely populated areas just east of Sharpsville. That’s about 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, not far from the Ohio border.

The freak storm was spawned when cold Canadian air collided with a rush of warm air from the South that had brought unseasonably warm temperatures to the area.

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