National Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touchdown in New Jersey

The National Weather Service confirms an EF1 tornado hit a part of New Jersey Monday

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013  |  Updated 7:00 AM EDT
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The violent storm that ripped through Bergen County Monday has been confirmed as a tornado, the National Weather Service says.

The EF1 tornado touched down in Paramus at about 3:16 p.m., taking down trees and power lines with wind gusts of 100 mph, according to NWS. 

The tornado cut a path about 100 yards wide and 1.25 miles long. No injuries were reported.

The storm toppled over trees, some onto homes in Emerson and Cresskill, and knocked out power to several thousand customers at one point. 

The George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery and the Paramus Golf and Ridgewood country clubs bore the most significant damage from the tornado, with trees snapped and uprooted, the National Weather Service said. 

The weather looks dry for the most part across the tri-state Wednesday, with sunshine expected to warm up the fall chill a bit inland. Showers are possible along coastal areas late Wednesday, and forecasters say a greater chance for rain returns Thursday into Friday. No severe weather is expected with that front.

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