The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly New Jersey had a total of six survey teams investigate damage across the region which resulted from several severe thunderstorms on Thursday July 29th.
A total of 10 confirmed tornado touchdowns occurred in our region as a result of the storm.
This morning the National Weather service released information about the Jackson tornado after their full investigation.
The Tornado touched down east of Hawkin Road near the intersection of Bordens Mill Branch and Success Branch in Jackson Township. The entire life cycle of this tornado was within a large wooded area between Success Lake and the Lakehurst Naval air field.
Based on aerial images, the damage was limited to some snapped and uprooted trees. The tornado occurred about 7 miles north of the Fort Dix Doppler Radar (kdix), which showed a well defined velocity couplet along with a tornado debris signature (tds) in the correlation coefficient data. The radar data showed the circulation was short-lived as it moved eastward across the extensive wooded area southwest of Success Lake. Based on the aerial images, this tornado was rated an ef-0 with estimated peak winds up to 80 MPH given the damage to numerous softwood trees.
The National Weather Service would like to thank the New Jersey civil air patrol (cap) for their extensive assistance by flying aerial surveys to find damage produced by this tornado.
Click here to read a full report of all 10 tornado touchdowns that hit our region from the July 29th mega storm.