676  
NOUS41 KPHI 181750  
PNSPHI  
DEZ001>004-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-NJZ001-007>010-012>027-PAZ054-  
055-060>062-070-071-101>106-190600-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ  
150 PM EDT THU JUL 18 2019  
 
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR JULY 17, 2019 THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT
 
 
LOCATION...EWING TOWNSHIP IN MERCER COUNTY NEW JERSEY  
DATE...JUL 17 2019  
ESTIMATED TIME...815 PM EDT  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.2559/-74.7828  
ENDING LAT/LON...40.2594/-74.7734  
* FATALITIES...NONE  
* INJURIES...NONE  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
A DOWNBURST ASSOCIATED WITH A THUNDERSTORM AHEAD OF A SQUALL LINE  
PRODUCED ESTIMATED WIND GUSTS OF 80 MPH WEDNESDAY EVENING IN EWING  
TOWNSHIP, NJ AT AROUND 815 PM EDT. DAMAGE FROM THIS STRAIGHT-LINE  
WIND EVENT WAS BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING ROADS: WESTERN AVENUE,  
SUSSEX STREET, BUTTONWOOD DRIVE, AND ARDSLEY AVENUE. UP TO 100 TREES  
WERE DAMAGED DURING THIS WIND EVENT, WITH BETWEEN 10 AND 20 LARGE TREES  
COMPLETELY UPROOTED. THREE HOMES WERE DAMAGED FROM FALLEN TREES, WITH  
ONE HOME DESTROYED. THE WORST DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THE VICINITY OF THE  
PENNINGTON ROAD FIRE COMPANY ON ROUTE 31 (PENNINGTON ROAD). NO INJURIES  
OR DEATHS WERE REPORTED AS A RESULT OF THIS STORM. OVER 4000 CUSTOMERS  
WERE WITHOUT POWER AFTER THE STORM DUE TO DAMAGE TO ELECTRIC LINES  
AND POLES AS A RESULT OF THE WIND AND FALLING TREES. A SECOND WIND  
EVENT JUST 30 MINUTES LATER WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRAILING SQUALL  
LINE. THIS PRODUCED ESTIMATED WIND GUSTS IN THE 30 TO 50 MPH RANGE WITH  
LITTLE OR NO ADDITIONAL DAMAGE.  
 
NWS MOUNT HOLLY WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE EWING POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR  
THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS SURVEY, AND THE NUMEROUS AREA RESIDENTS  
WHO PROVIDED VALUABLE EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNTS AND INFORMATION.  
 
* 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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