Tornado confirmed near Manahawkin in Ocean County New Jersey

...Tornado confirmed near Manahawkin in Ocean County New Jersey...

Location...Manahawkin in Ocean County New Jersey
date...August 13, 2013
estimated time...1005 am EDT 
maximum ef-scale rating...EF0
estimated maximum wind speed...75-85 mph 
maximum path width...50-100 yards 
path length...2 miles 
beginning lat/Lon...39.69n / 74.27w 
ending lat/Lon...39.70n / 74.25w 

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS storm data.

the National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has confirmed a
tornado near Manahawkin in Ocean County New Jersey on August 13,

A storm survey was conducted in Manahawkin Ocean County. The
tornado touched down near the intersection of Route 9 and Oak
Avenue. Numerous trees were blown down or snapped along the path
of this tornado. There was roof damage to several church buildings
and a tree fell on a garage. The tornado lifted near the
intersection of Hilliard Blvd and beach Avenue.

The National Weather Service thanks the Ocean County office of
emergency management and the mayor and police chief of Manahawkin
for their assistance with this survey.

This information can also be found on our website at

For reference...the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1...wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2...wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3...wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4...wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5...wind speeds greater than 200 mph.
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