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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
229 PM EDT SAT JUN 17 2023

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR JUNE 16, 2023 TORNADO EVENT...


.PEMBERTON, NJ TORNADO...

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: JUNE 16, 2023
START TIME: 12:55 PM EDT
START LOCATION: 3 SSW PEMBERTON / BURLINGTON COUNTY / NJ
START LAT/LON: 39.9291 / -74.6873

END DATE: JUNE 16, 2023
END TIME: 1:01 PM EDT
END LOCATION: 4 SE PEMBERTON / BURLINGTON COUNTY / NJ
END LAT/LON: 39.9337 / -74.6238

SURVEY SUMMARY:
AN EF-0 TORNADO BEGAN IN SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP NEAR BURRS MILL ROAD SOUTH OF ONGS HAT ROAD WHERE SOME MINOR TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A FEW PROPERTIES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST THROUGH A SPARSELY POPULATED AREA. IT CROSSED ONGS HAT ROAD AND STOCKTON BRIDGE ROAD WHERE SOME ADDITIONAL MINOR TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED. A TREE WAS FOUND UPROOTED, HAVING FALLEN TOWARD THE WEST ON STOCKTON BRIDGE ROAD. THIS WAS THE AREA WHERE THE TORNADO REACHED ITS MAXIMUM WIDTH OF ABOUT 200 YARDS. A TREE WAS UPROOTED AT A RESIDENCE ON ONGS HAT ROAD, THEN THE TORNADO MOVED INTO A WOODED WETLAND WHERE MORE MINOR TREE DAMAGE AND DOWNED LIMBS WERE FOUND IN A NATURE PRESERVE ALONG JADE RUN. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST CROSSING MAGNOLIA ROAD WHERE SEVERAL LARGE TREE LIMBS WERE DOWN AND A SOFTWOOD TREE UPROOTED. THE TORNADO CROSSED THE ROAD AND CONTINUED EASTWARD, LARGELY PARALLELING SHEEP PEN HILL ROAD. THE TORNADO UPROOTED A FEW TREES AND DOWNED SEVERAL LARGE TREE LIMBS ALONG THE EDGE OF THE WOODED AREA TO THE NORTH OF THE ROAD AND A LARGE BLUEBERRY FIELD TO THE SOUTH. A TREE FELL ONTO A POWER LINE NEAR THE BEND IN THE ROAD, THEN THE TORNADO DISSIPATED AS IT MOVED THROUGH ANOTHER BLUEBERRY FIELD AND INTO A WOODED AREA.
 
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