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April 1, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

Pictures of significant tree damage around Howell with reports of Power Outages and wires downed likely due to tornado. Time estimated via radar.

Southard - Southard
April 1, 2023 - Tornado

A new QLCS tornado developed just west of a neighborhood on Walnford Road southeast of Allentown. The most significant damage from the tornado occurred to properties within the neighborhood, especially those along an open field to the southeast. The tornado was also near its widest point in this area. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped within the neighborhood. A few homes sustained removal of roofing material, siding removal, windows blown out, and a couple garage doors blown out. Damage in this area was consistent with wind speeds estimated to be near 110 mph. An irrigation pivot was blown into a fence separating the neighborhood and the field where it was toppled over, partially into some residential yards.||The tornado continued eastward across the field toward Allentown Davis Station Road where another shorter irrigation pivot was overturned. Along the road, several trees were snapped or uprooted near and northwest of the intersection with Polhemustown Road and Holmesmill Road. A wooden power pole was also leaning in the direction of the tornado's motion. The tornado continued east along Allentown Davis Station Road where more mainly minor tree damage occurred. At the traffic circle intersection with Sharon Station Road, several road signs were blown down in various directions. The tornado moved east-southeastward into a field just south of a farmstead and north of Davis Station Road. The tornado entered another wooded residential area near the intersection of Davis Station Road ans Harvey Road where more significant tree damage occurred and the tornadic circulation widened. The tornado moved east across Meirs Road where numerous trees were snapped or uprooted on residential properties, once of which fell onto power lines. The tornado moved east toward a residential neighborhood along Long Acre Drive where some additional tree damage occurred. The |tornado moved east of the residential area across a tree line and then dissipated in an open field along Emleys Hill-Prospertown Road.

Allentown - Davis
April 1, 2023 - Tornado

A tornado formed along an eastward moving rotating supercell within a line of thunderstorms and made an initial touchdown on the north side of Palomino Drive. A 100 yard wide path of dozens of large hardwood and softwood trees were snapped or uprooted in a convergent east to northeast pattern between the north side of |Palomino Drive and the high tension powerlines paralleling to the north. In addition to the extensive tree damage, numerous fences were demolished with moderate roof and shingle damage to houses on the north side of Palomino Drive. The path of tree damage continued east southeast, across N New Prospect Rd, and along the north and northeast periphery of the newly built Paragon apartment complex. The degree of tree and home damage is consistent with winds of 100-120 mph. ||The tornado continued east southeast down to the intersection of Larsen Road and Maplewood Place. Several large hard and soft wood trees were snapped or uprooted in a convergent pattern, and power poles downed, on either side of Larsen at this intersection. The tornado tracked east southeast across the residences along the |east side of Maplewood and the northeast section of Dogwood Rd, with about a 150 yd width path of dozens of large trees snapped or uprooted in a convergent pattern, power poles downed or snapped, fences demolished, and sheds flipped or moved. Despite the |significant tree damage, generally only minor siding and roof shingle damage was noted. This damage was consistent with EF1 winds of 90 to 110 mph. The tornado likely moved southeast from here across a shallow NE to SW cleared valley area along the Monmouth/Ocean county border with transmission lines running through. No damage was noted to the transmission lines or the metal truss towers.||The tornado then likely strengthened to its greatest intensity as it continued east southeast from the clearing to the residences on the southwest corner of Spicy Pond Rd. Numerous large trees snapped or uprooted in a 300 yd long and 150 yd wide |convergent pattern, fences demolished, and several houses having minor to moderate siding, gutter, awning, deck and roof shingle damage. The worst damage occurred to a house facing to the southwest on the southwest corner of Spicy Pond Road, whose whole roof was lifted and tossed into their backyard and immediate neighbor backyards. Some of the debris, including a larger roof rafter was lofted about 125 yards, impaling the roof and second floor of a house on the east side of Addison Road. In addition, some siding from the house was impaled into the siding of the neighboring house to the north, with insulation and siding debris littering the neighborhood for about 200 yds to to the east southeast. Based on the degree of damage and construction this was determined to be EF2 wind damage of 110-120 mph. The tornado |likely quickly occluded after passing Addison Rd, ending its short path.

Hyson - Hyson
May 20, 2022 - Tornado

A National Weather Service storm survey has confirmed a brief EF-0 |tornado occurred in Hazlet Township on the evening of Friday, May |20th just after 5 PM EDT.||The tornado began along Line Road on the border between Strathmore |Township and Hazlet Township where several large limbs were blown |off and a couple softwood tree trunks were snapped. The snapped tree |trunks caused collateral damage to utility poles and power lines |near the intersection of Sophia Drive. The center of circulation |continued east-northeast into a residential neighborhood between |Sophia Drive and Carlow Way where the most significant damage from |the tornado occurred. At least a dozen homes in this area sustained |cosmetic damage, including vinyl siding blown off, soffit damage, |gutter damage, and/or roof shingles blown off. The only structural |damage noted was due to a tree falling onto a home which caused some |structural damage to its roof. A few larger softwood trees were |uprooted in the residential area and several vinyl fence sections |were blown over.||The tornado damage path then became somewhat discontinuous as it |crossed the Garden State Parkway toward another residential area |along Park View Drive. A softwood tree sustained significant loss of |limbs and a couple others were uprooted nearby. A utility pole was |also damaged along Park View Drive. A few homes sustained minor |cosmetic damage near the intersections of Linda Place, Beers Street, |and Rutgers Street, then the circulation continued east-northeast |along Rutgers Street toward Bedle Road where several large limbs |were blown off a few trees. A final softwood tree was uprooted along |Bedle Road near Indian Hill Court where the surface circulation |appeared to have dissipated.||No additional damage occurred from this storm as it continued |through the residential area toward Route 35. Four utility poles |were pushed over or broken along Route 35 near the Jiffy Lube auto |shop. However, no additional damage occurred in this area, and thus |it has been determined that the damage to the poles was caused by |straight line winds.

Matawan - Union Beach
July 8, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

A strong downburst or microburst occurred in the area of Howell Twp. Trees were uprooted and power poles were downed near the intersection of Route 524 and Howell Rd. Numerous damage reports were received from the area.

Southard - Southard


September 6, 2014

The combination of a cold frontal passage and an unseasonably hot and humid air mass generated a series of strong to locally severe thunderstorms that moved through New Jersey during the afternoon and evening of the 6th. The strongest thunderstorms affected central and northern New Jersey where about 37,000 homes and businesses lost power. Most of the power was restored by midnight that night.

July 13, 2010

In addition to the flash flooding, lightning from thunderstorms caused power outages in central New Jersey.

June 1, 2006

Severe thunderstorms rolled across parts of Monmouth County, New Jersey during the evening of June 1st. Strong winds from the thunderstorms downed power lines on Yardville-Allentown Road around 8:30 PM EDT.

May 26, 2006

A severe thunderstorm knocked down several trees in Wall Township. A couple of streets were temporarily closed. A downed tree also tore down power lines at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Hospital Road. Nearly 200 homes and businesses lost power for about two hours.

August 4, 2005

A severe thunderstorm knocked down several trees from the Leonardo Section of Middletown Township eastward through Atlantic Highlands and Highlands Boroughs. Several trees fell onto transmission lines near New Jersey State Route 36 in Middletown Township. About 5,000 homes and businesses lost power. Power was fully restored by 640 p.m. EDT that evening.


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The U.S. government says it will provide Puerto Rico with temporary electric generation via barges as the island’s power grid continues to disintegrate, leading to an increase in widespread outages.

Nov 15, 2022

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Nov 8, 2022

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Nov 1, 2022

10 Years Since Sandy: Warren Emerges Better Prepared For Any Emergency | Warren, NJ Patch

10 Years Since Sandy: Warren Emerges Better Prepared For Any Emergency - Warren, NJ - After Superstorm Sandy wiped out power for 16 days, Warren Township worked to become better prepared for future storms to come.

Oct 25, 2022

Tripped out substation to blame for Monmouth County JCP&L outage

A substation that tripped in Neptune is to blame, according to a utility spokesman.

Oct 19, 2022

JCP&L: Power Restored After Outage In Red Bank Area | Red Bank, NJ Patch

JCP&L: Power Restored After Outage In Red Bank Area - Red Bank-Shrewsbury, NJ - Power was out for about one hour late Tuesday morning in parts of Fair Haven, Red Bank, Rumson and Little Silver, but has been restored.

Sep 20, 2022

Power Outage From Downed Tree In Marlboro Affected 540 JCP&L Customers | Marlboro, NJ Patch

Power Outage From Downed Tree In Marlboro Affected 540 JCP&L Customers - Marlboro-Coltsneck, NJ - At about 8 a.m. Tuesday, police reported that Boundary Road was partially closed from the downed tree that also pulled down power lines.

Sep 13, 2022

1,233 Middletown Homes, 2 Schools Lose Power Due To Downed Wire | Middletown, NJ Patch

1,233 Middletown Homes, 2 Schools Lose Power Due To Downed Wire - Middletown, NJ - Both Bayshore Middle School and Leonardo Elementary School have been without power for the past hour:

Sep 6, 2022

Power Outages From Damage At Two Substations Hit Howell, Farmingdale | Howell, NJ Patch

Power Outages From Damage At Two Substations Hit Howell, Farmingdale - Howell, NJ - JCP&L no sooner restored power Tuesday from a blown fuse at Farmingdale Substation when Larrabee Substation in Howell had a blown fuse, too.

Aug 16, 2022

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Long Branch, New Jersey

City Long Branch
County Monmouth
State New Jersey (NJ)
Country United States
Zip Codes 07740

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