Severe Weather and Confirmed EF1 Tornado
September 6, 2008
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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...RETRANSMITTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
1124 AM EDT SUN SEP 07 2008

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0300 PM     TORNADO          ALLENTOWN               40.60N 75.48W
09/06/2008                   LEHIGH             PA   NWS STORM SURVEY

            CONFIRMED EF1 TORNADO, MAXIMUM WIND GUSTS 95 MPH.
            OCCURRED IN EAST ALLENTOWN AND MOVED FROM EAST TO WEST.
            MOVEMENT SPEED WAS ABOUT 30 MPH. PATH LENGTH ONE MILE AND
            PATH WIDTH 50 YARDS. WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT TWO
            MINUTES. NO REPORTED INJURIES. ESTIMATED DAMAGE TO SCHOOL
            AT 500,000 DOLLARS. ABOUT 50 PROPERTIES DAMAGED, ABOUT
            100 TREES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

0450 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 5 ESE TURNERSVILLE      39.75N 74.97W
09/06/2008                   CAMDEN             NJ   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE DOWNED ON SICKLERVILLE ROAD NEAR COLLEGE DRIVE.

0535 PM     FLOOD            NEW BRUNSWICK           40.49N 74.45W
09/06/2008                   MIDDLESEX          NJ   TRAINED SPOTTER

            RYDERS LANE CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING. PARTS OF ROUTE 18
            ALSO FLOODED AND IMPASSABLE.

0555 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG MULLICA HILL            39.74N 75.22W
09/06/2008                   GLOUCESTER         NJ   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREES AND WIRES REPORTED DOWN IN HARRISON TOWNSHIP.

0557 PM     FLOOD            WILDWOOD                38.99N 74.82W
09/06/2008                   CAPE MAY           NJ   TRAINED SPOTTER

            AREA ROADWAYS REPORTED CLOSED IN WILDWOOD.

0610 PM     FLOOD            ALPHA                   40.66N 75.16W
09/06/2008                   WARREN             NJ   BROADCAST MEDIA

            INTERSTATE 78 CLOSED AT MILE MARKER 3 DUE TO FLOODING.
            TRAFFIC IS BEING DIVERTED ONTO ROUTE 173.


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TFG
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
140 PM EDT SUN SEP 7 2008

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS
FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION.  APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED
TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS
AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS.  THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR
HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/PHI

**********************EVENT TOTAL**********************

LOCATION                EVENT   THRU TIME    COMMENTS
                        TOTAL   MENTIONED


DELAWARE

...KENT COUNTY...
   SMYRNA                1.53   907 PM   9/6
   KITTS HUMMOCK         1.51   905 PM   9/6
   DOVER                 1.25   900 AM   9/7
   DOVER AFB             1.25   850 PM   9/6
   HARRINGTON            1.25   900 PM   9/6

...NEW CASTLE COUNTY...
   NEWARK                3.69   630 AM   9/7
   GLASGOW               3.33   900 PM   9/6
   WILMINGTON            3.32   844 AM   9/7   NEWCASTLE COUNTY ARPT
   BEAR                  3.22   908 PM   9/6
   HOCKESSIN             3.13   901 PM   9/6
   BLACKBIRD             2.00   857 PM   9/6

...SUSSEX COUNTY...
   GEORGETOWN            2.07   851 PM   9/6
   REHOBOTH BEACH        2.04   907 PM   9/6
   ELLENDALE             1.91   859 PM   9/6
   JONES CROSSROADS      1.90   903 PM   9/6
   MILFORD               1.77   906 PM   9/6
   HARBESON              1.73   900 PM   9/6
   SELBYVILLE            1.65   907 PM   9/6
   JONES CROSSROADS      1.60   904 PM   9/6
   BRIDGEVILLE           1.59   857 PM   9/6
   LAUREL                1.50   905 PM   9/6
   GEORGETOWN            1.45   850 AM   9/7
   BETHANY BEACH         1.20   856 PM   9/6
   GREENWOOD             1.08  1234 PM   9/7

MARYLAND

...CAROLINE COUNTY...
   AMERICAN CORNER       1.99   810 AM   9/7
   DENTON                1.61  1115 AM   9/7
   GREENSBORO            1.57  1116 AM   9/7

...CECIL COUNTY...
   FAIR HILL             3.81   859 PM   9/6

...KENT COUNTY...
   MILLINGTON            1.76  1112 AM   9/7
   GALENA                1.75   818 AM   9/7   LOWEST PRSSSURE 29.52

...QUEEN ANNE`S COUNTY...
   CHURCH HILL           1.80  1111 AM   9/7

...TALBOT COUNTY...
   BELLEVUE              1.36  1114 AM   9/7
   TRAPPE                1.28  1113 AM   9/7
   EASTON                1.20  1117 AM   9/7

NEW JERSEY

...ATLANTIC COUNTY...
   ABSECON               3.90   909 AM   9/7
   MARGATE               3.31  1233 PM   9/7
   ATLANTIC CITY         2.89   850 PM   9/6
   ATLANTIC CITY         2.89   839 AM   9/7   INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
   ESTELL MANOR          1.82  1240 PM   9/7
   FOLSOM                1.69  1014 AM   9/7
   BUENA VISTA           1.55  1139 AM   9/7

...BURLINGTON COUNTY...
   WILLINGBORO           2.25   913 AM   9/7
   WRIGHTSTOWN           2.19  1241 PM   9/7
   MOUNT HOLLY NWS       2.18  1232 PM   9/7
   MOUNT LAUREL          2.06   803 AM   9/7
   MOUNT HOLLY           2.03   849 AM   9/7   MOUNT HOLLY ASOS
   WRIGHTSTOWN           1.98   857 AM   9/7
   WRIGHTST/MCGUIRE      1.90   849 PM   9/6
   RED LION              1.88   830 AM   9/7
   BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP   1.76  1132 AM   9/7
   MOUNT HOLLY           1.70   848 PM   9/6

...CAMDEN COUNTY...
   PENNSAUKEN            2.91   905 AM   9/7
   SOMERDALE             2.26   939 AM   9/7
   SICKLERVILLE          1.96   831 AM   9/7

...CAPE MAY COUNTY...
   WILDWOOD              2.13   930 PM   9/6
   WOODBINE              1.90   945 PM   9/6
   GREEN CREEK           1.85   930 PM   9/6
   FISHING CREEK         1.79   945 PM   9/6
   CAPE MAY              1.78  1223 PM   9/7
   WOODBINE              1.76   832 AM   9/7
   ERMA                  1.55   930 PM   9/6
   OCEAN VIEW            1.40   945 PM   9/6

...CUMBERLAND COUNTY...
   MILLVILLE             2.55   859 AM   9/7
   BRIDGETON             1.94  1015 AM   9/7

...GLOUCESTER COUNTY...
   RED BANK BATTLEFIELD  2.63  1007 AM   9/7
   WEST DEPTFORD         2.45  1231 PM   9/7
   MANTUA                2.30  1154 AM   9/7

...HUNTERDON COUNTY...
   FRANKLIN              3.67  1159 AM   9/7
   CALIFON               3.53  1019 AM   9/7
   FLEMINGTON            3.45  1238 PM   9/7
   HIGH BRIDGE           3.42  1023 AM   9/7
   FLEMINGTON            3.40  1024 AM   9/7
   ANNANDALE             3.38   804 AM   9/7
   WERTSVILLE            3.38   936 AM   9/7
   BETHLEHEM             3.22  1137 AM   9/7
   PITTSTOWN             2.99   812 AM   9/7
   RIEGELSVILLE          2.30   935 AM   9/7

...MERCER COUNTY...
   PENNINGTON            3.64  1027 AM   9/7
   TRENTON               3.02   846 AM   9/7   MERCER COUNTY AIRPORT
   EWING                 2.94  1131 AM   9/7
   PRINCETON             2.94  1143 AM   9/7
   TRENTON               2.92   848 PM   9/6
   LAWRENCE              2.67  1130 AM   9/7
   WASHINGTON CROSSING   2.25   906 AM   9/7

...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
   EAST BRUNSWICK        5.00  1110 PM   9/6
   METUCHEN              4.80  1111 PM   9/6
   OLD BRIDGE            4.50  1111 PM   9/6
   NEW BRUNSWICK         4.09  1218 PM   9/7
   NEW BRUNSWICK         4.09  1028 AM   9/7
   CRANBURY              4.01  1128 AM   9/7

...MONMOUTH COUNTY...
   MARLBORO              2.90   545 AM   9/7
   CREAM RIDGE           2.83   813 AM   9/7
   BELMAR                2.64   858 AM   9/7
   BELMAR/FARMDALE       2.63   849 PM   9/6
   SEA GIRT              2.48   827 AM   9/7
   LAKE COMO             2.46  1005 AM   9/7
   HOLMDEL               2.21  1205 PM   9/7
   FREEHOLD              2.13  1215 PM   9/7
   ASBURY PARK           1.89  1007 AM   9/7
   FREEHOLD              1.16  1134 AM   9/7

...MORRIS COUNTY...
   MORRIS PLAINS         6.00   816 AM   9/7
   PARSIPPANY            4.72   803 AM   9/7
   RANDOLPH#MORRIS       4.59  1149 AM   9/7
   LONG HILL             4.56  1123 AM   9/7
   BUTLER                4.37   902 AM   9/7
   CHARLOTTEBURG DAM     3.90   100 AM   9/7   CO-OP
   ROXBURY               3.84  1142 AM   9/7
   BOONTON               3.70   903 AM   9/7
   MONROE                3.38  1200 PM   9/7

...OCEAN COUNTY...
   LITTLE EGG HARBOR     3.66   959 AM   9/7
   BAMBER LAKE           3.60  1200 PM   9/7
   WEST CREEK            3.25   812 AM   9/7
   BRICK#OCEAN           2.88  1214 PM   9/7
   LAKEHURST NAS         2.71   849 PM   9/6
   HARVEY CEDARS         2.69   826 AM   9/7
   BERKELEY SHORES       2.61   814 AM   9/7
   POINT PLEASANT        2.30   828 AM   9/7
   MANCHESTER FISH AND   2.02  1212 PM   9/7
   SOUTH TOMS RIVER      1.96  1213 PM   9/7

...SOMERSET COUNTY...
   BASKING RIDGE         4.59   809 AM   9/7
   BRIDGEWATER           4.40  1049 AM   9/7
   HILLSBOROUGH          4.33   821 AM   9/7
   SOMERVILLE            3.78   857 AM   9/7
   SOMERVILLE            3.45   848 PM   9/6
   LIBERTY CORNER        2.35  1123 AM   9/7

...SUSSEX COUNTY...
   SUSSEX                4.44   816 AM   9/7
   HARDYSTON             3.98  1141 AM   9/7
   ANDOVER               2.97   900 AM   9/7
   NEWTON                2.85   801 AM   9/7
   ANDOVER               2.84   847 PM   9/6
   SUSSEX                2.70   847 PM   9/6
   ANDOVER JUNCTION      2.59  1119 AM   9/7
   WANTAGE               2.35   825 AM   9/7

...WARREN COUNTY...
   HOPE                  3.40   815 AM   9/7
   STEWARTSVILLE         2.44   816 AM   9/7
   PEQUEST               2.40   825 AM   9/7
   HACKETTSTOWN          2.39   635 AM   9/7
   BLAIRSTOWN            2.03   821 AM   9/7
   BELVIDERE (BRIDGE)    1.87   945 AM   9/7

PENNSYLVANIA

...BERKS COUNTY...
   FREDERICKSVILLE       4.52  1200 PM   9/7
   LYONS                 3.20  1056 AM   9/7
   WEST LAWN             3.10  1102 AM   9/7
   BLANDON               3.05   811 AM   9/7
   FLEETWOOD             2.98  1100 AM   9/7
   READING               2.59   845 AM   9/7   READING AIRPORT
   HAMBURG               2.24   941 AM   9/7

...BUCKS COUNTY...
   DOYLESTOWN            2.95   854 AM   9/7
   NEWTOWN               2.73  1035 AM   9/7
   DOYLESTOWN            2.64   852 PM   9/6
   FEASTERVILLE          2.59  1053 AM   9/7
   FURLONG               2.45  1057 PM   9/6
   PERKASIE              2.44  1224 PM   9/7
   NESHAMINY FALLS       2.26  1222 PM   9/7
   SPRINGTOWN            2.23  1219 PM   9/7
   PENNDEL               2.02  1029 AM   9/7

...CARBON COUNTY...
   JIM THORPE            2.59  1037 AM   9/7
   LEHIGHTON             1.70  1239 PM   9/7
   LEHIGHTON             1.68  1044 AM   9/7
   PALMERTON             1.60  1048 AM   9/7

...CHESTER COUNTY...
   KENNETT SQUARE        3.72   904 PM   9/6
   GLENMOORE             3.02  1225 PM   9/7
   HONEY BROOK           2.47   912 AM   9/7

...DELAWARE COUNTY...
   NEWTOWN SQUARE        2.75   909 PM   9/6
   DREXEL HILL           2.48   813 AM   9/7

...LEHIGH COUNTY...
   ALLENTOWN II          3.06  1101 AM   9/7
   ALLENTOWN             2.10   852 PM   9/6   LEHIGH VALLEY INTL

...MONROE COUNTY...
   MOUNT POCONO          1.28   851 AM   9/7   MOUNT POCONO AIRPORT
   POCONO SUMMIT         1.22   900 AM   9/7

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   EAGLEVILLE            3.66   812 AM   9/7
   WYNNEWOOD             3.40   759 AM   9/7
   COLLEGEVILLE          3.36  1045 AM   9/7
   GILBERTSVILLE         3.27  1050 AM   9/7
   KING OF PRUSSIA       3.19   909 PM   9/6
   POTTSTOWN AIRPORT     3.16   852 AM   9/7
   POTTSTOWN             3.15   853 PM   9/6
   POTTSTOWN             3.15   843 PM   9/6
   GREEN LANE            2.92  1236 PM   9/7
   PALM                  2.79  1217 PM   9/7
   BECHTELSVILLE         2.67   933 AM   9/7
   KULPSVILLE            2.59  1047 AM   9/7
   WEST NORRITON         2.46  1043 AM   9/7
   HARLEYSVILLE          2.40  1040 AM   9/7
   PENNSBURG             2.22  1052 AM   9/7
   HATFIELD              2.05  1046 AM   9/7
   SOUDERTON             1.88  1038 AM   9/7

...NORTHAMPTON COUNTY...
   GLENDON               2.27  1049 AM   9/7
   MARTINS CREEK         1.77   813 AM   9/7
   NAZARETH              1.28  1103 AM   9/7

...PHILADELPHIA COUNTY...
   PHILADELPHIA          2.27   833 AM   9/7   INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
   PHILADELPHIA/NE       1.97   845 PM   9/6


***********************PEAK WIND GUST***********************

LOCATION            PEAK WIND    MEASUREMENT   COMMENTS
                         GUST     THRU
                        (MPH)    DATE AND TIME
                                 MENTIONED

DELAWARE

...KENT COUNTY...
   DOVER                   44   844 AM   9/7
   DOVER AFB               40   203 PM   9/6

...SUSSEX COUNTY...
   LEWES                   45   838 AM   9/7
   GEORGETOWN              44   843 AM   9/7

MARYLAND

...CAROLINE COUNTY...
   RIDGELY                 37   848 AM   9/7

...QUEEN ANNE`S COUNTY...
   STEVENSVILLE            39   851 AM   9/7

NEW JERSEY

...ATLANTIC COUNTY...
   ATLANTIC CITY           43   840 AM   9/7   MARINA
   WEST ATLANTIC CITY      43   843 AM   9/7   INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

...BURLINGTON...
   BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP     44   800 AM   9/7

...CAPE MAY COUNTY...
   AVALON                  47   839 AM   9/7
   WEST CAPE MAY           46   838 AM   9/7

...CUMBERLAND COUNTY...
   MILLVILLE               41   850 AM   9/7

...MERCER COUNTY...
   TRENTON                 37   842 AM   9/7

...MONMOUTH COUNTY...
   KEANSBURG               45   837 AM   9/7
   OCEAN GROVE             45   840 AM   9/7
   SEA GIRT                41   902 AM   9/7

...OCEAN COUNTY...
   BARNEGAT                58   818 AM   9/7
   POINT PLEASANT          47   817 AM   9/7
   BRANT BEACH             44   839 AM   9/7
   HARVEY CEDARS           41   902 AM   9/7

...SALEM COUNTY...
   PITTSGROVE              43  1050 AM   9/7

PENNSYLVANIA

...BUCKS COUNTY...
   DOYLESTOWN              39   853 AM   9/7

...PHILADELPHIA COUNTY...
   PHILADELPHIA            39   901 AM   9/7   NORTHEAST AIRPORT
   PHILADELPHIA            37   841 AM   9/7   INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT


HERE ARE SOME MARINE OBSERVATIONS:

...DELAWARE BAY...

   BRANDYWINE LIGHT        56   400 PM   9/6
   SHIP JOHN SHOAL         49   200 PM   9/6

...BARNEGAT BAY...
   NEAR BARNEGAT INLET     58   535 PM   9/6

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