SPC Stats

Path length: 59.1 miles

Width:  200 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  5

Rating:  F1

County:  Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, Ocean

This summary looks at a tornado that developed along a squall line in parts of New Jersey during the early afternoon of March 10, 1964.  Per the Storm Data Narrative, the tornado moved from SW to NE from Woodbury to Farmingdale.  There was damage to a shopping center in Woodbury.  Large trees were downed in Haddon Township.  A residential area was hit in Lumberton.  Damage to a trailer court in East Hampton Township and to farm buildings at Jobstown, New Egypt, and Farmingdale. The narrative states that funnel clouds were observed at East Hampton at the trailer court.  Unclear on how much of this damage was tornado related and what was straight line wind related.  There were 5 injuries.

Tornado Path

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SPC coordinates:  Start: 39.83 / -75.15   End:  40.20 / -74.17     

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.

Newspaper Clippings

Discrepancies:

We gathered information for this event from the SPC & NCDC Databases and the March 1964 Storm Data Publication and found the following differences:

Counties:

  • SPC lists Gloucester, Camden, Burlington and Ocean Counties in their database as counties in the path.
  • NCDC and Storm Data have the above counties and also Monmouth.  When you plot the official coordinates, the path does end in Monmouth County.

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