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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
101 PM EDT Fri Jul 12 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR JULY 11 2019 MOUNT LAUREL TORNADO
EVENT...

Start Location...Mount Laurel in Burlington County, New Jersey
End Location...Mount Laurel in Burlington County, New Jersey
Date...July 11, 2019
Estimated Time...7:18 to 7:21 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 mph
Maximum Path Width...150 yards
Path Length...1.3 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.9309/-74.9411
Ending Lat/Lon...39.9370/-74.9185
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A brief and discontinuous tornado occurred in the Ramblewood and
Birchfield neighborhoods in Mount Laurel Township, Burlington
County, New Jersey. The tornado began in a relatively open area on
the Ramblewood Golf Course where tree damage and some soffit
damage occurred to a home. The tornado then crossed the golf
course into a wooded area. When the tornado emerged on the other
side, more tree damage occurred, including a hardwood tree snapped
off onto a house. Several other trees around Yorktown Drive and
Holiday Street sustained considerable damage. The tornado then
crossed Church Street into the Birchfield neighborhood. A few
trees were uprooted and one large pine tree was snapped about 10
feet up from the ground near Viburnum Lane and Sumac Court.
Numerous other small trees were uprooted and large hardwood trees
branches were brought down in this area. A few apartment buildings
sustained minor soffit and gutter damage as well. The tornado
then crossed a small lake then snapped a large hardwood tree near
Marigold Court and Lake Drive. The tornado then lifted after
uprooting a couple of softwood trees along Meadowrue Drive.

NWS Mount Holly would like to thank the Mount Laurel Police
Department and Office of Emergency Management for their
assistance with this survey.


EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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Davis/Staarmann


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