Burlington County tornado is New Jersey’s third in July 2021
SPRINGFIELD (Burlington) – Authorities have confirmed that the wild storms that swept through New Jersey on Saturday included a tornado in northwest Burlington County.
This is the third tornado in New Jersey in just over a week, according to the Mount Holly National Weather Service office, following two tornadoes in Cape May County and Ocean County earlier this month.
Tornado EF-1 developed around 10:30 p.m., with maximum winds of 80 to 90 miles per hour, starting in Springfield Township near the Burlington County Fairgrounds (in the Columbus section of Mansfield Township) .
A number of large tree branches were thrown away and one tree was uprooted and broken, and in ten minutes and 7.9 miles it had dissipated around the Jacobstown section of North Hanover Township, announced on Sunday. officials.
No injuries were reported amid the inclement weather.
On July 9, a pair of tornadoes were confirmed in Woodbine and Little Egg Harbor Township as Tropical Storm Elsa swept through the state.
How common have they become?
On average, New Jersey experiences two tornadoes per year, according to New Jersey 101.5 chief meteorologist Dan Zarrow.
âThe last time NJ had three tornadoes in a single calendar month was in August 2020. It also happened in August 2019. So it’s unusual, but not unknown,â Zarrow said.
There had been a total of four tornado warnings during Saturday’s storms, he continued – one in Middlesex and Hunterdon counties and two warnings in the Burlington-Ocean-Monmouth area.
The Burlington County tornado was the only one confirmed on Sunday night.
Is it this?
As to whether the state might still have more in store this year, Zarrow says it wouldn’t be the first time.
New Jersey recorded four confirmed tornadoes in 2020 and nine in 2019 – a “very active year,” he added.
Among the reports of damage from Saturday’s storm, 6 ABC Philly visited Burlington County, as noted below.
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