SPRINFIELD, NJ - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Springfield early Wednesday afternoon.
Evident weak rope-like tornado with definitive rotation and debris in Springfield, NJ! Wow... pic.twitter.com/FnnZCrwIPQ— Armando Salvadore (@KaptMands) August 7, 2019
According to ABC 7 Accuweather, the tornado, listed as an Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF) 0 touched down at approximately 2:45 p.m. According to the report, the tornado was on the ground for no longer than four minutes. Wind speeds were estimated at around 70 mph, within the 65-85 mph range of an EF-0.
The funnel cloud picked up debris on Route 22 and threw it across the roadway, according to eyewitness accounts.
Weather warnings are still in effect across the area until roughly 9:00 p.m. this evening. Take caution if your are traveling anywhere in the area until then.