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Tornado Touched Down In North Jersey, NWS Confirms

Tornado's path in Essex County.
Tornado's path in Essex County. Photo Credit: National Weather Service

A tornado touched down in North Jersey during Thursday's storm, the National Weather Service has confirmed.

The EF-0 twister had maximum winds of 65 mph, was 50 yards wide and touched down just before 6 p.m. in Essex County.

The tornado was on the ground for less than half a mile, downing large trees and damaging one home in its path in Verona.

Several other twisters were confirmed in Ocean and Mercer counties, and Bucks County, PA.

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