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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
146 PM EST SUN NOV 3 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/01/19 TORNADO EVENT...

.MADISON TORNADO...

START LOCATION...HARDING TOWNSHIP IN MORRIS COUNTY NJ
END LOCATION...FLORHAM PARK BOROUGH IN MORRIS COUNTY NJ
DATE...NOVEMBER 1, 2019
ESTIMATED TIME...12:23 AM EDT TO 12:28 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
PATH LENGTH... 4.9 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.7352/-74.4748
ENDING LAT/LON...40.7666/-74.3914
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
AN EF-1 TORNADO WITH A SOMEWHAT DISCONTINUOUS DAMAGE PATH TOUCHED 
DOWN IN HARDING TOWNSHIP ALONG PLEASANTVILLE ROAD. NUMEROUS TREES 
WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED IN THIS AREA BRINGING DOWN SEVERAL UTILITY 
POLES AND POWER LINES. FROM THERE, THE TORNADO CROSSED VILLAGE ROAD 
AND DICKENS MILL ROAD THEN CONTINUED TOWARD DOUGLAS ROAD AND SPENCER 
PLACE WHERE IT SNAPPED AND UPROOTED SEVERAL MORE TREES AND CROSSED 
SPRING VALLEY ROAD. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED INTO CHATHAM TOWNSHIP 
PASSING OVER A MOSTLY UNINHABITED AREA. THE TORNADO THEN PASSED INTO 
MADISON BOROUGH ALONG PROSPECT PLACE AND GIBBONS PLACE. IN THIS 
AREA, NUMEROUS TREES HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED, 
SOME FALLING ONTO HOMES, HOWEVER NO SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE 
OCCURRED. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED TOWARD DREW UNIVERSITY WHERE 
NUMEROUS HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED, SOME FALLING 
ONTO AND CRUSHING SEVERAL VEHICLES. THE TORNADO'S PATH BECAME ILL-
DEFINED AS IT PASSED THROUGH THE NORTHERN PORTION OF DOWNTOWN 
MADISON THEN RE-INTENSIFIED AS IT APPROACHED GREENWOOD AVENUE. A 
FEW TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED IN THIS RESIDENTIAL AREA A FEW
BLOCKS NORTHEAST OF DOWNTOWN MADISON. AS THE TORNADO CONTINUED 
TOWARD SHERWOOD AVENUE, FURTHER INTENSIFICATION OF DAMAGE WAS 
NOTED. A FEW LARGE HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED IN 
THIS AREA. ONE SNAPPED TREE FELL AND CRUSHED THE FRONT PORCH OF A 
HOME AND AN UPROOTED TREE FELL ONTO ANOTHER HOME. THE TORNADO THEN
CROSSED NJ ROUTE 24 INTO FLORHAM PARK BOROUGH. A FEW TREES WERE 
SNAPPED AND UPROOTED ALONG WOODBINE ROAD, EAST MADISON AVENUE, 
PIERSON LANE, AND INSLEY ROAD. THE TORNADO FINALLY DISSIPATED NEAR
THE INTERSECTION OF INSLEY ROAD AND PIERSON LANE.

THANKFULLY, NO INJURIES OR FATALITIES OCCURRED AS A RESULT OF THIS 
TORNADO.

THE NWS SURVEY TEAM WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE MADISON POLICE 
DEPARTMENT, MORRIS COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, AND NEW JERSEY STATE 
POLICE 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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