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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
447 PM EDT Fri Apr 1 2022

...NWS Damage Survey for March 31st, 2022 Bucks County Tornado...

.Hilltown Township-Bedminster Township Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.0 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             March 31, 2022
Start Time:             9:48 PM EDT
Start Location:         Hilltown Township, Bucks County, PA
Start Lat/Lon:          40.3790/-75.2266

End Date:               March 31, 2022
End Time:               9:52 PM EDT
End Location:           Bedminster Township, Bucks County, PA
End Lat/Lon:            40.3991/-75.1989

A tornado began in Hilltown Township along Souderton Road about a 
half mile west of Route 313/Dublin Pike. The tornado continued to 
the northeast along Souderton Road where it uprooted and snapped 
numerous trees and also caused primarily cosmetic damage to a few 
homes. The CVS Pharmacy at the intersection of Souderton Road and 
Route 313 also sustained minor cosmetic damage, including the front 
door being blown out. Also near this intersection, a home sustained 
minor cosmetic damage and a number of trees were uprooted and 
snapped where the tornado crossed into Bedminster Township. The 
tornado continued northeast along Bedminster Road weakening 
somewhat, but still uprooting and snapping several trees and causing 
cosmetic damage to some homes, especially near the intersection of 
Bucks Road.

The tornado continued northeast toward Elephant Road while 
continuing to cause mainly sporadic tree damage, including uprooting 
several trees in front of a home. The tornado passed over the 
Bedminster Municipal Authority complex, where it blew off roof 
shingles from several well constructed buildings and uprooted a few 
small trees nearby. The tornado crossed Elephant Road about 700 feet 
south of Irish Meetinghouse Road where it caused some more 
substantial tree damage. At least a dozen or more healthy trees were 
uprooted or snapped along a driveway, one of which fell onto a 
parked vehicle. The home on this property sustained minor cosmetic 
damage and had some roof shingles blown off. The tornado then 
continued into a wooded area with homes paralleling Irish 
Meetinghouse Road where the tree damage became more sporadic once 
again, and no additional structural damage was noted. The tornado 
then crossed just north of Irish Meetinghouse Road where it uprooted 
a few small trees in an open field then dissipated.

No known injuries or fatalities occurred from this tornado.

The National Weather Service survey team would like to thank the 
Bucks County Emergency Management Agency, the Bedminster Township 
Police Department, and Lou Ruh 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.