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19augAll DayLincroft (Monmouth County, NJ)

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Start Time:  9:57 am EDT

End Time:  9:59 am EDT

Rating:  EF0

Estimated Peak Winds:  80 mph

Path length:  1.21 miles

Width:  70 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County:  Monmouth

State:  New Jersey

Start Lat/Lon:  40.3220 / -74.1283

End Lat/Lon:  40.3179 / -74.1061


A tornado touched down on a baseball field on the campus of Brookdale Community College in the Lincroft section of Middletown Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey. It tossed a set of metal bleachers adjacent to the field, then crossed over Phalanx Road into a residential area, with numerous trees sustaining damage on and around Hickory Lane. Tree damage mainly consisted of broken limbs and the snapping of some trees near their tops. At least one tree was also uprooted in this area. The tornado continued a little south of due east and passed near the northeast corner of the Swimming River Reservoir, causing additional tree damage. The tornado then entered another residential area near Swimming River Road and Normandy Road, producing a continued path of damaged trees. The tornado lifted as it entered the Riverdale West Park, where tree damage was no longer observed. The tornado did not appear to cause any direct structural damage, though a couple of homes sustained damage from falling tree debris. The degree of damage is consistent with an EF0 tornado with estimated maximum winds of 80 mph and a continuous, relatively narrow path of around 70 yards in width. Thankfully, no injuries occurred as a result of this tornado. The National Weather Service would like to thank the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management, New Jersey State Police, and local officials with Middletown Township for their assistance in this survey. These conclusions are preliminary and are subject to change should additional information come to our attention.


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