NWS confirms tornado touched down in Camden County

MOUNT EPHRAIM - The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down yesterday in Camden County.

Officials say the tornado touched down at around 6:31 p.m. near Mount Ephraim. Authorities reported damaged homes and downed trees in the Philadelphia suburb.

The National Weather Service says the tornado was 75 feet wide and had a path length of 120 yards. Winds were estimated to be 70 mph.

Photos sent in by viewers to News 12 New Jersey's VClips showed the funnel cloud forming in the area.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist James Gregorio says tornados are not always uncommon in the Garden State, averaging two a year.


advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Two state troopers came to the aid of 1 New Jersey state troopers help deliver baby on I-287
2 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival
A high school girls lacrosse team 3 HS lacrosse team 'adopts' 8-year-old fighting brain cancer
Tamaj Lemmon has been charged with the murder 4 Arrest made in fatal weekend shooting in Paterson
Manta rays, dragons, octopuses and more littered the 5 Kite festival kicks off in Long Branch

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.