July 30, 2021
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The National Weather Service Mount Holly, NJ confirms that yesterday’s tornado in the Windsor section of town was an EF1 tornado on The Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF Scale) An EF1 tornado has winds of 86-110 mph as measured in 3 second gusts.
The tornado appeared to start in the area of Gordon Road and Route 130 and hit wires and a day care center before heading into the woods of the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area also known as the “Route 130 Dam Site” area. Crossed Windsor Road and proceeded up Windsor-Prineville Road. At the intersection of Windsor-Perrineville and Voelbel Roads several trees were twisted and pushed over in a path though the woods.
MidJersey.news followed the tornado into East Windsor and Millstone Townships, circulation was seen but no significant damage was reported in East Windsor or Millstone from this tornado.
The damage to the daycare appeared to be limited to the membrane roof and some siding. Roofing contractors were already on scene this morning preparing to make repairs.
The story will be updated once the National Weather Service releases the tornado report.
...Several Confirmed Tornadoes from July 29th... The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ had a total of 5 survey teams investigating damage across the region today, which resulted from several severe thunderstorms on Thursday, July 29th. Detailed write-ups, including the path length and path width, for each confirmed tornado will be worked on during the day Saturday, and will be issued via Public Information Statements (PNS) when completed. Preliminary information regarding the confirmed tornadoes: 1) EF3 tornado in the Bensalem/Trevose, PA area (Bucks County) with peak winds up to 140 mph. The most intense damage occurred at car dealerships and an adjacent mobile home park. *This is the first EF3 tornado in Bucks County, however there was an F3 tornado in Bucks County on May 28, 1896. *This is the first F3/EF3 tornado in PA since July 17, 2004. *Some previous F3/EF3 tornadoes in our forecast area occurred in Limerick, PA (Montgomery County) in July 1994 and Lyons, PA (Berks County) in May 1998. 2) EF2 tornado in Waretown, NJ to Long Beach Township, NJ (Ocean County) with peak winds up to 115 mph. The EF2 damage was found in the High Bar Harbor area of Long Beach Island. 3) EF2 tornado near New Hope, PA (Bucks County) then across the Delaware River into Mercer County toward the Ewing, NJ area with peak winds up to 115 mph. 4) EF1 tornado in the Plumstead Township, PA (Bucks County) area with peak winds up to 90 mph. 5) EF1 tornado in the Cedar Bridge, NJ area of Barnegat Township (Ocean County) with peak winds 100-105 mph. 6) EF1 tornado in Windsor, NJ (Mercer County) with peak winds up to 105 mph. 7) EF0 tornado in Northeast Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia County) near the intersection of Grant Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard with peak winds of 60-80 mph.