Oct 7, 2013 – EF1 Tornado In Paramus, NJ

Yesterday’s strong cold front produced widespread moderate-heavy rain and occasional thunder, with strong wind gusts mostly limited to northern NJ and further north/west. An isolated tornado risk was present north and west of NYC, and this evening, the National Weather Service confirmed an EF1 tornado in Paramus, NJ in Bergen county.

Below is a portion of the NWS statement on the tornado. The rest can be read here (link is time sensitive).

 

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR PARAMUS IN BERGEN COUNTY NEW JERSEY...

LOCATION...PARAMUS IN BERGEN COUNTY NEW JERSEY
DATE...OCTOBER 7 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...316 PM - 318 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.25 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.9317N / 74.0926 W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.9459 N / 74.0779 W
* 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.

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