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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
317 PM EDT TUE JUN 11 2013

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR NEWARK IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY DELAWARE...

LOCATION...NEWARK IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY DELAWARE
DATE...JUNE 10 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...447 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...0.4 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.65N / -75.74W 
ENDING LAT/LON...39.66N / -75.73W
* 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 NEWARK IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY DELAWARE ON JUNE
10 2013.

THE TORNADO DAMAGE WAS FOCUSED FROM ARDMORE DRIVE TO ARGYLE ROAD SOUTH
OF ROUTE 4. WITHIN THIS AREA, 10-20 HOMES SUFFERED DAMAGE WITH SEVERAL OF 
THESE HOMES HAVING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE DUE TO LARGE TREES THAT WERE BLOWN
INTO THEM. ON NATALIE LANE, THERE WAS A VERY LARGE TREE COMPLETELY TOPPLED
OVER AND LANDED ONTO TWO HOMES WITH A CAR HAVING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. OTHER
HOMES SUFFERED SIDING AND SHINGLE DAMAGE. ONE HOUSE ON ARGYLE ROAD HAD A TREE
LIMB THROUGH A SIDE WALL. ON HAVERTOWN ROAD, SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED
SOME LAYING WEST AND NORTHWEST WHICH APPEARED TO BE THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE
CIRCULATION. SEVERAL RESIDENTS REPORTED HEARING A WHOOSHING SOUND THAT LASTED
FOR ABOUT 10 TO 15 SECONDS, ALONG WITH SOME TREE DEBRIS SWIRLING INTO THE AREA.
BASED ON DAMAGE TO SOME OF THE TREES, THE TORNADO APPEARED TO LIFT BRIEFLY
WITH THE MAIN TOUCHDOWN FROM ARDMORE DRIVE TO ARGYLE ROAD.

SOUTHWEST OF THIS MAIN DAMAGE AREA, SPORADIC STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE
OCCURRED WITH SOME SIDING AND TREE DAMAGE. ONE SHED WAS BLOWN ONTO ITS SIDE
OFF OF MCCORMICK BOULEVARD.

FOR REFERENCE, THE LAST EF-0 TORNADO REPORTED IN DELAWARE WAS ON 
SEPTEMBER 3, 2012 IN CAMDEN, DELAWARE WITH MAXIMUM WINDS OF 85 MPH.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY WOULD LIKE TO THANK NEW CASTLE
COUNTY SKYWARN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, LOCAL RESIDENTS AND
OTHER PARTNERS 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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