The monster storm that cut power for thousands of people in Monmouth and Ocean counties as well as the sending of trees and power lines to the ground was mainly due to the straight winds, but the section of Brick Township Normandy Beach saw a tornado.
The National Weather Service has completed its investigation and released the preliminary results of a tornado event in this community in Ocean County along Highway 35.
It was around 3:05 p.m. NWS stated that maximum winds of 70 mph spread over a width of 20 yards over 0.4 miles at Normandy Beach.
“A waterspout formed over Barnegat Bay between Silver Bay and Kettle Creek, then landed at the Normandy Beach Yacht Club. Several boats and associated trailers were launched and overturned, with minor damage reported at least one house on South Court. This weakness the tornado may have raised as it headed east across Highway 35 and approached the coast just north of Normandy Shores Beach Club. The tornado then turned into a tornado when it appeared above coastal waters, causing little to no additional damage. “
NWS said it used the improved Fujita scale which classifies tornadoes into 5 categories.
EF0 … Weak …… Winds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1 … Low …… 86 to 110 mph.
EF2 … Strong … 111 to 135 mph.
EF3 … Strong … 136 to 165 mph.
EF4 … Violent … 166 at 200 mph.
EF5 … Violent …> 200 mph mph.
On Tuesday, elsewhere on the Jersey Shore, the winds were strong enough to damage several homes, including 10 in the Toms River that are no longer safe, Toms River Fire Council administrator Brian Kubiel told WOBM News.
Most of the damage in Ocean and Monmouth counties was caused by straight-line winds, said NWS, which are associated with the cold front that crossed the region.
Dan Alexander’s previous report was used in this report.
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