JACKSON, N.J. (AP) – The National Weather Service has confirmed a 10th tornado that struck during storms last month in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Forecasters in Mount Holly, New Jersey said Sunday that the EF-0 tornado struck July 29 in a remote area of Jackson Township, New Jersey with estimated peak winds of 80 mph.
July 29th Tornado Outbreak: We confirmed a 10th tornado which occurred in a portion of Jackson Township, NJ; rated an EF-0; estimated peak winds to 80 mph. This was in a remote area. Full details of all 10 tornadoes available here: https://t.co/H8uwl8x5Kt #njwx #pawx pic.twitter.com/VunmjU03fZ
— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) August 15, 2021
Authorities earlier confirmed nine other tornadoes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey during the storm, including an EF-3 tornado in eastern Pennsylvania and an EF-2 tornado that started in the Keystone State and then moved into the Garden State.READ MORE: Eagles Center Jason Kelce To Undergo Routine "Cleanout" Elbow Surgery
Authorities in Bucks County said the EF-3 tornado that contained top winds of 140 mph when it struck Bensalem, damaging an auto dealership and a mobile home park. Five people had non-life-threatening injuries.
Forecasters said an EF-2 tornado near New Hope, Pennsylvania in the Washington Crossing Historic Park area went across the Delaware River into Mercer County, New Jersey with peak winds up to 115 mph.READ MORE: South Philly Basketball Camp Hosted By Councilmember Isaiah Thomas Defies Intense Heat
Two tornadoes struck in Ocean County, an EF-2 that went from Waretown to Barnegat Light with peak winds up to 115 mph and an EF-1 with winds of 100 mph to 105 mph.
An EF-1 tornado in the Plumstead Township area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, had peak winds up to 90 mph. Another EF-1 tornado with peak winds up to 90 mph appeared in the Weisenberg Township area of Lehigh County, uprooting trees and causing some minor roof damage Another EF-1 was in Windsor, Mercer County, and there were EF-0 tornadoes in northeast Philadelphia and in Slatington, Lehigh County.MORE NEWS: Raising Cane's Opens 2nd Philadelphia Location Near Temple University Campus
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