309  
NOUS41 KPHI 250211  
PNSPHI  
DEZ001>004-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-NJZ001-007>010-012>027-PAZ054-  
055-060>062-070-071-101>106-250615-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ  
1011 PM EDT SAT JUN 24 2017  
   
..MULTIPLE TORNADOES CONFIRMED ON JUNE 24, 2017
 
 
...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR HOWELL IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW  
JERSEY...  
 
LOCATION...HOWELL IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY  
DATE...JUNE 24, 2017  
ESTIMATED TIME...0721 AM EDT  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...40 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...0.5 MILES  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.187N / -74.252W  
ENDING LAT/LON...40.181N / -74.247W  
* 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 HOWELL IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY ON JUNE 24,  
2017.  
 
A STORM SURVEY FOUND SEVERAL TREES UPROOTED AND SNAPPED IN THE  
HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT WHERE THE TORNADO HAD APPROXIMATELY  
TOUCHED DOWN. A VIDEO POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA CAPTURED THE TORNADO  
AS IT MOVED SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT. IN THE  
SAME SHOPPING CENTER, METAL ROOFING FROM A CHASE BANK WAS TORN  
AND LATER FOUND A HALF MILE AWAY.  
 
NUMEROUS LARGE HARDWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED WITH OTHERS SNAPPED  
TOWARD THE TOP OF THE TRUNKS AT THE SOUTHBOUND JUG HANDLE ON ROUTE  
9 AND WEST FARMS ROAD AS THE TORNADO TRACKED TO THE SOUTHEAST.  
NUMEROUS UPROOTED AND SNAPPED TREES WERE FOUND IN IDEAL PLAZA. A  
LARGE METAL CONTAINER FOR CLOTHING DONATIONS WAS KNOCKED OVER.  
THREE CARS THAT WERE PARKED IN THE SHOPPING CENTER PARKING LOT AT  
THE TIME THE TORNADO MOVED THROUGH WERE PUSHED INTO EACH OTHER.  
 
THE STORM THEN CAUSED ROOFING AND SIDING DAMAGE TO THE BUILDING  
OCCUPIED BY ICE CREAM ON 9. A FENCE AND ADDITIONAL TREES WERE  
DOWNED ON THE PROPERTY AS WELL. THE CLOTH DRAPING ON A NEARBY  
BILLBOARD SIGN WAS TORN OFF.  
 
THE TORNADO LIKELY DISSIPATED SHORTLY AFTER. EVIDENCE FROM THE  
STORM SURVEY AND RADAR INDICATED THE TORNADO TRACKED TO THE  
SOUTHEAST ADJACENT TO THE SOUTH BOUND SIDE OF ROUTE 9 FOR A HALF  
MILE AND WAS ON THE GROUND FOR LESS THAN TWO MINUTES.  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK MONMOUTH COUNTY  
AND HOWELL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE HOWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT  
FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE.  
 
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  
 

 
 
...SECOND TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR HOWELL IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW  
JERSEY...  
 
LOCATION...HOWELL IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY  
DATE...JUNE 24, 2017  
ESTIMATED TIME...0727 AM EDT  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...25 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...0.3 MILES  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.172N / -74.183W  
ENDING LAT/LON...40.169N / -74.181W  
* 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  
ANOTHER EF-0 TORNADO NEAR HOWELL IN MONMOUTH COUNTY NEW JERSEY ON  
JUNE 24, 2017.  
 
A STORM SURVEY FOUND A SECOND TORNADO ABOUT 3.5 MILES TO THE  
EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE FIRST TORNADO. THIS TORNADO TRACKED BRIEFLY  
THROUGH OAK GLEN PARK. A LARGE PINE TREE NEAR A SOCCER FIELD IN  
THE PARK WAS SNAPPED TOWARD THE BASE OF THE TRUNK AND SEVERAL  
LARGE METAL TRASH CANS WERE PUSHED OVER, WITH ALL OF THESE DAMAGE  
INDICATORS FACING TO THE SOUTHEAST. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE  
SOCCER FIELD, NUMEROUS HARDWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED, FALLING TO  
THE NORTHEAST. THERE WERE ADDITIONAL DOWNED TREES IN THE PARK AS  
THE STORM MOVED SOUTHEAST BEFORE QUICKLY DISSIPATING.  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK MONMOUTH COUNTY  
AND HOWELL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE HOWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT  
FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE.  
 
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  
 

 
 
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