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Nine tornadoes confirmed during October outbreak in western Pennsylvania

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh confirmed Monday that a ninth tornado had touched down in western Pennsylvania during a rare October outbreak.

NWS survey teams had originally found eight twisters moved through on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 21.

This most recent tornado was in East Finley, Washington County and was determined to be an EF-1 with maximum winds at 90 mph.

Two of those tornadoes were confirmed in Hampton Township and Mt. Nebo in Allegheny County; one in Butler in Butler County; two in Franklin Township and New Galilee in Beaver County and three in West Finley, Peters Township and Hopewell Township in Washington County, according to the National Weather Service.

NWS surveyors also verified two additional tornadoes in Jefferson County and Belmont County in eastern Ohio.

There have been 29 confirmed tornadoes in the tri-state region in 2021.

According to the NWS, the average is three tornadoes per year.

This tornado outbreak is rare, especially for October in this region. Since records started being kept in 1950, there have only been 10 confirmed tornadoes in the month of October.

Cleanup continues in Washington County, where thousands of dollars in damage was reported.