Large and extremely dangerous tornadoes ripped through parts of Bucks and Mercer counties on Thursday, leaving behind a path of destruction and buildings, as well as homes in complete shambles. Luckily, no deaths were reported.
The National Weather Service’s Mount Holly station issued 14 tornado warnings throughout the day and night. That represented almost half of the total 29 tornado warnings NWS Mount Holly has issued this year.
In addition, Thursday was the first time the NWS issued a “particularly dangerous situation” tornado warning. The PDS label implies that there is an enhanced risk of very severe and life-threatening weather.
The warnings proved prescient: Seven tornadoes were confirmed as of Friday evening to have struck in the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey.