Watch: Tornado touches down in NJ at 70 mph

David Caplan
August 07, 2019 - 4:58 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A tornado touched down in Springfield, New Jersey, Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The tornado had estimated winds of 70 mph, and touched down briefly around 2:47 p.m. near Springfield Avenue and Route 22 

Video posted to social media showed the funnel-like weather phenomenon touching down in the north New Jersey town. 

"National Weather Service has confirmed with Union County Emergency Management that a brief tornado touched down near Springfield Ave and Route 22 in Springfield, NJ. Radar estimated winds 70 mph with a rating of EF0," the National Weather Service's New York City office tweeted. 

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