Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 1.25 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State NEW JERSEY
County/Area BERGEN
WFO OKX
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2013-10-07 14:16:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2013-10-07 14:18:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 30.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A passing cold front triggered a line of severe thunderstorms that moved through Northeast New Jersey. The line also spawned a tornado in Bergen County.
Event Narrative Based on Doppler Weather Radar data, a storm survey and information from the local media, the National Weather Service has confirmed an EF1 tornado impacted central Bergen County.
As a line of severe thunderstorms moved northeast, a portion of the line accelerated and produced a weak tornado as it moved northeast across Bergen County.
Both radar and observed damage patterns showed rotation near and at ground levels. This coupled with eyewitness reports of a tornado was the basis for confirming the tornado.
The most significant damage occurred in the George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery near the intersection of Paramus and Century Roads and in the Paramus Golf and Ridgewood Country Clubs, where dozens of trees were snapped and/or uprooted.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 2 168.75K 0.00K
WESTFIELD UNION CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:06 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
DARLINGTON BERGEN CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:11 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
NORTH HAWTHORNE PASSAIC CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:11 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PACKANACK LAKE PASSAIC CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:11 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
EAST PATERSON BERGEN CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:13 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 7.50K 0.00K
SOUTH PATERSON PASSAIC CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:15 EST-5 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTH PATERSON PASSAIC CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 4.50K 0.00K
BERGEN CO. BERGEN CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:16 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
PASSAIC JCT BERGEN CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:18 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 96 kts. EG 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
RAMSEY BERGEN CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:24 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.75K 0.00K
NEW MILFORD BERGEN CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
RIDGEFIELD PARK BERGEN CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
EMERSON BERGEN CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:26 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
DUMONT BERGEN CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:28 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 2 1.00K 0.00K
HILLSDALE BERGEN CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:28 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 12.50K 0.00K
NORTHVALE BERGEN CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:28 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
NORTHVALE BERGEN CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:28 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
HAWORTH BERGEN CO. NJ 10/07/2013 14:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 168.75K 0.00K