NWS: Tornado that touched down in Rockaway Township produced winds of 85 mph

An EF-0 that touched down in Morris County early Thursday morning produced winds of 85 mph and caused some damage, according to the National Weather Service.

News 12 Staff

Aug 20, 2021, 11:26 AM

Updated 969 days ago

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An EF-0 that touched down in Morris County early Thursday morning produced winds of 85 mph and caused some damage, according to the National Weather Service.
Weather officials say it touched down in Rockaway Township just after 2:30 a.m. The tornado formed out of remnants of Tropic Storm Fred, which were moving across the region.
The tornado first touched down along Mount Pleasant Avenue and Irwin Place, where it brought down several small branches and a portion of a vinyl fence. It then moved through a subdivision, bringing down several small pine trees and branches along Lenox Road, Arlene Drive and Miller Avenue.
Officials say that the tornado then traveled northeast across Fleetwood Drive and brought down some more small branches. It then crossed Interstate 80, snapping serval trees along the reservoir and Katherine Road.
Officials say that in all, the tornado traveled just under a mile. No injuries were reported.


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