Joined: 20 Jul 2017
|Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:35 am Post subject: A 'mini tornado'-like storm brings down Dallastown baseball
|It was almost like a mini tornado came through.
That's how Corey Knaub described a Friday http://www.ky-oo32.com/jonathan-stewart-jersey-c-1_20.html afternoon storm that moved over Dallastown Area High School, bringing down tree branches and soccer goals.
The biggest loss? Dallastown's home baseball dugout was all but destroyed, the back end knocked over and bricks left strewn about.
Knaub is the baseball team's assistant coach, there this year for the team's run to the state championship game.
More: Thunderstorms hitting central Pa., severe storm warning continues
He also works maintenance at the school and was there Friday, working inside on some pipes. He heard the storm go through shortly after the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several Southcentral Pennsylvania counties.
"It was bad," Knaub said.
Knaub said he spoke to some parents who were sitting in the parking lot next to the baseball field.
"They said lightning struck right here at the field," Knaub said.
Paul Head, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College, said Friday's storm brought local reports of trees down, flooded http://www.arimtex.com/cc-sabathia-jersey-c-1_33.html streets and "numerous lightning strikes."
"There seems to be more lightning damage than wind damage," Head said. "Unfortunately, there's no way to warn for lightning. We warn for wind and hail ... that's assumed you're gonna get lightning in a thunderstorm."