Blackwood/Gloucester Township Tornado 6/9/22

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
459 PM EDT THU JUN 9 2022

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE JUNE 9TH, 2022 TORNADO EVENT...

.BLACKWOOD/GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP TORNADO...

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.26 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 60 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: JUNE 9, 2022
START TIME: 4:59 AM EDT
START LOCATION: 2 MILES ESE BLACKWOOD
START LAT/LON: 39.7877 / -75.0265

END DATE: JUNE 9, 2022
END TIME: 5:01 AM EDT
END LOCATION: 2 MILES ESE BLACKWOOD
END LAT/LON: 39.7904 / -75.0232

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED THAT
A BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO OCCURRED NEAR BLACKWOOD, NJ ON THE MORNING
OF THURSDAY, JUNE 9TH AT 5 AM EDT.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR ERIAL ROAD JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE
OF THE MARKSMEN LANDSCAPING COMPANY. THE TORNADO TRAVELED
NORTHEAST TOWARDS THE DEER PARK SUBDIVISION WHERE SEVERAL LARGE
LIMBS WERE SNAPPED OFF OF BOTH SOFTWOOD AND HARDWOOD TREES, WITH
AT LEAST 3 TREES UPROOTED. IN PARTICULAR, DAMAGE BEGAN ON THE
SOUTHWEST SIDE OF DEER PARK CIRCLE WHERE SEVERAL TREE LIMBS WERE
NOTED SNAPPED OFF OF HARDWOOD TREES JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE
PROPERTY LINE. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED NORTHEAST, ALMOST PARALLEL
TO DEER PARK CIRCLE WHERE A HARDWOOD TREE WAS UPROOTED AND FELL
ON THE FENCE LINE. MULTIPLE LARGE TREE LIMBS WERE THEN SNAPPED AT
MULTIPLE PROPERTIES UP TOWARDS THE NORTHEAST EXTENT OF DEER PARK
CIRCLE. DEBRIS WAS ALSO NOTED ON EITHER SIDE OF THE ROAD IN BOTH
DIRECTIONS. ONE HOME HAD SOFFIT REMOVED FROM THE SIDE FACING
NORTHEAST. AT A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE AT THE END OF DEER PARK
CIRCLE, TWO LARGE SOFT WOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED WITH ONE TREE
HAVING TO BE REMOVED OFF OF A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE.

THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST TOWARDS HIGH TENSION
POWERLINES WERE IT BEGAN TO QUICKLY DISSIPATE. SEVERAL BRANCHES
WERE NOTED JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POWER LINES WITH PSE&G
UTILITY TRUCKS REMOVING DEBRIS FROM THE CLEARING. THE SURVEY TEAM
THEN LOOKED ON HIDDEN DRIVE FOR ANY MORE DAMAGE, BUT ONLY DEBRIS
MADE UP OF LARGE STICKS AND LEAVES WAS NOTED. NO ADDITIONAL DAMAGE
WAS NOTED ON HIDDEN DR OR ANY AREAS NORTH AND EAST OF HIDDEN DRIVE
GIVEN THAT SEVERAL LARGE TREES WERE UPROOTED, THE ESTIMATED PEAK
WIND SPEED WAS SET AT 90 MPH, WITH THE TORNADO BEING RATED AT AN
EF-1

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK GLOUCESTER
TOWNSHIP EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IN THE SURVEY.

&&

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.
 
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