People in several communities in and near the Oil Region were affected by brief, but powerful, mid-afternoon thunderstorms on Tuesday.
Residents in other towns, watching the skies and listening to bulletins regarding Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, were left wondering how the weather missed them.
Most of the storms occurred between 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM. Among those hard-hit were communities that included Kennerdell, Stoneboro, Cochranton and Hydetown.
Some 2,000 electric customers in Crawford County were left without power because of downed trees and power lines. It was reported that there were more than one hundred trees down in the Cochranton area. The doors blew off a barn in East Fairfield Township near Cochranton.
In less than an hour, the sun was shining. More storms are possible, beginning late Wednesday afternoon.