New Jersey

Tornadoes Touched Down During Midweek Storm, National Weather Service Says

Two EF-0 tornadoes touched down in New Jersey during Wednesday's severe storms, the National Weather Service confirmed Saturday.

Both were weak, with winds clocking in between 65 to 85 mph.

One of the tornadoes briefly touched down on Voorhees Greenhouses in Highstown, Mercer County, Wednesday afternoon. The twister started on Sharon Road and shattered the glass roof of a greenhouse. Metal beams were tossed about 200 yards and shards of glass littered the property, NWS said.

The tornado the passed over a barn and dissipated as it moved into a clearing.

One woman was cut by flying glass, according to the NWS.

The second tornado hit Millville in Cumberland County around 6:40 p.m. The twister touched down in a solar panel field next to the Millville City Sewer Department, damaging or destroying several rows of panels.

No injuries were reported.

Severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings in 2019 have already surpassed all of 2018's total warnings for the Philadelphia region.

New Jersey has experienced eight tornadoes in 2019, according to the NWS. The yearly average is two. Neighboring Pennsylvania has seen 33 tornadoes this year compared to the state's yearly average of 16. Delaware, meanwhile, already met its yearly average of one tornado.

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