National Weather Service confirms 2 more tornadoes touched down in NJ; 13 overall this year

The tornadoes touched down in East Greenwich Township and Pemberton Township Thursday afternoon.

Matt Trapani

Aug 11, 2023, 8:27 PM

Updated 283 days ago


The National Weather Services has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in New Jersey on Thursday, bringing the total number of tornadoes that touched down in the Garden State this year to 13.
The agency says that an EF1 tornado touched down around 2:08 p.m. in East Greenwich Township and traveled about a sixth of a mile. It had winds of 95 mph and lasted about two minutes.
“The first damage was noted at residences along Tomlin Station Road, where the top half of a camper was blown off. From there, the tornado snapped a tree on the edge of a crop field,” officials wrote in a statement.
The second tornado touched down in Pemberton Township around 3:08 p.m. It traveled about a third of a mile and lasted about four minutes. This was also an EF1 tornado with wind speeds of about 90 mph.
“Tornado damage was noted at residences along Margaret Street. This matches with a security camera at a residence that showed the condensation funnel of a tornado moving through this area at about 3:10 p.m. Extensive tree damage was observed in the 100 block of this street,” officials wrote.
No injuries were reported.
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