Tornadoes confirmed in Sussex County, NJ and Monroe County, PA July 29, 2009
NOTE: Graphic denotes approximate location of tornado
Monroe County, PA Wantage, Sussex County, NJ Weather Event Archive
  PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
  836 PM EDT WED JUL 29 2009
  
  ...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR STROUDSBURG IN MONROE COUNTY
  PENNSYLVANIA...
  
  LOCATION...STROUDSBURG IN MONROE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
  DATE...JULY 29, 2009
  ESTIMATED TIME...1:35 PM EDT
  MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-2
  ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...120 MPH
  MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...300 FEET
  PATH LENGTH...5 MILES
  FATALITIES...NONE
  INJURIES...2
  
  THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
  CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
  STORM DATA.
  
  ...SUMMARY...
  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY NJ HAS CONFIRMED A
  TORNADO NEAR STROUDSBURG IN MONROE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA ON JULY 29,
  2009.
  
  THE TORNADO AFFECTED HAMILTON AND STROUD TOWNSHIPS IN SOUTHEAST
  MONROE COUNTY, PA. FOUR LARGE FARM BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED, ALONG
  WITH ONE SINGLE-FAMILY GARAGE. ROOFS WERE BLOWN OFF OF TWO HOUSES.
  TWO INJURIES WERE REPORTED, ONE OF WHICH REQUIRED HOSPITALIZATION.
  
  THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
  WEATHER.GOV/PHI.
  
  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.
  
  $$
  
  AMC
  
  PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
  1132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2009
  
  ...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR WANTAGE IN SUSSEX COUNTY NEW JERSEY...
  
  LOCATION...WANTAGE IN SUSSEX COUNTY NEW JERSEY
  DATE...JULY 29 2009
  ESTIMATED TIME...248 PM - 300 PM EDT
  MAXIMUM EF- SCALE RATING...EF2
  ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...120 MPH
  MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
  PATH LENGTH...7 MILES
  FATALITIES...0
  INJURIES...0
  
  THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
  CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
  STORM DATA.
  
  ...SUMMARY...
  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY NJ HAS CONFIRMED A
  TORNADO NEAR WANTAGE IN SUSSEX COUNTY NEW JERSEY ON JULY 29 2009.
  
  MOST OF THE WIND DAMAGE WAS MAINLY TO TREES. TWO BARNS PARTIALLY
  COLLAPSED, ONE SILO WAS DESTROYED AND TWO OTHER SILOS WERE DAMAGED.
  
  THIS WAS FIRST CONFIRMED TORNADO IN SUSSEX COUNTY SINCE AUGUST 13,
  1990. THIS WAS THE FIRST CONFIRMED TORNADO IN THE MOUNT HOLLY CWA
  PART OF NEW JERSEY SINCE JUNE 2, 2006. THIS IS THE STRONGEST
  TORNADO EVER IN SUSSEX COUNTY SINCE RECORDS STARTED IN 1950. THIS
  IS THE FIRST F2 OR EF2 TORNADO IN NEW JERSEY AS WELL AS IN THE
  MOUNT HOLLY CWA SINCE MAY 27, 2001 IN MANALAPAN IN MONMOUTH
  COUNTY.
  
  
  THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
  WEATHER.GOV/PHI.
  
  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.
  
  $$
  
  TFG