EF-0 Tornado Rips Through New Jersey Community Causes Significant Damage

Andrew Tetreault

An EF-0 Tornado with winds of 70 MPH lasted 4 minutes tearing through Springfield Township Wednesday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed Wednesday that an EF-0 tornado touchdown in Springfield Township, New Jersey. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service say the funnel cloud touched down at 2:47 p.m and lasted all of 4 minutes. Prior to the touchdown weather experts said there were severe weather warnings posted for the Tri-State Area prior to the tornado touching down.

This short-lived funnel cloud caused large amounts of damage in Springfield Township. The tornadoes winds which were reported to be around 70 MPH took down large trees, some toppling onto power lines and bending mental signs like toothpicks. The tornado touchdown near Route 22 and Springfield Avenue.

This EF-0 tornado is the third tornado in the last four months to touchdown in New Jersey. On July 6, 2019, a tornado touched down in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. A second tornado touched down on May 28, 2019, in the New Jersey communities of Stanhope and Hopatcong.

No injures have been reported as a result of this recent EF-0 tornado.


New York