NWS confirms 2 tornadoes touched down in New Jersey

Andrew Kramer
June 14, 2019 - 6:57 pm
A tornado touched down in Mulica Hill, N.J.

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NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — The National Weather Service confirms not one but two tornados touched down in New Jersey yesterday.

KYW Newsradio covered the now categorized as an EF-0 tornado that touched down in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.

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Today, National Weather Service Meteorologist Nick Carr, who works in the Mount Holly branch, says another storm hit Deptford.

"That tornado lifted and then we had another tornado, kind of the same storm system, but a separate tornado that dropped down a little furthers north up in the vicinity of Blackwood and at Deptford first," he said. "It might have actually briefly lifted off the ground and came back down, but it's still just two tornadoes as we classify them."

The second tornado was an EF-1, and Carr tells us wind speeds reached between 90 and 100 miles per hour.

In Blackwood, trees and power lines went down, leading to road closures and Blackwood Elementary canceling classes because of a power outage.

Thankfully no storm related injuries have been reported.