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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
1154 AM EDT TUE SEP 04 2012

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 21
HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION
IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN
SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE
ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/PHI

********************STORM TOTAL RAINFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                   
                     RAINFALL           OF 
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

NEW JERSEY

...ATLANTIC COUNTY...
   MARGATE CITY          2.24   800 AM  9/04  CO-OP OBSERVER          

...BURLINGTON COUNTY...
   CHATSWORTH            5.19   830 AM  9/04  MESONET                 
   INDIAN MILLS          3.15   800 AM  9/04  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   SHAMONG TWP           3.15   830 AM  9/04  MESONET                 

...CAMDEN COUNTY...
   BLUE ANCHOR           2.45   800 AM  9/04  MESONET                 

...OCEAN COUNTY...
   BAYVILLE              5.11   620 AM  9/04  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   POINT PLEASANT        3.77   755 AM  9/04  MESONET                 
   BARNEGAT BAY          2.17   800 AM  9/04  MESONET                 
   BARNEGAT LIGHT        2.16   805 AM  9/04  MESONET                 

PENNSYLVANIA

...BUCKS COUNTY...
   SOUTHAMPTON           2.35   800 AM  9/04  CO-OP OBSERVER          

...CHESTER COUNTY...
   NORTHBROOK            2.55   800 AM  9/04  MESONET                 
   DOWNINGTOWN           2.53   800 AM  9/04  MESONET                 

...DELAWARE COUNTY...
   CHADDS FORD           2.23   800 AM  9/04  MESONET                 

...PHILADELPHIA COUNTY...
   NORTHEAST PHILADELPH  2.57   800 AM  9/04  ASOS                    


**********************24 HOUR RAINFALL**********************

LOCATION              24 HOUR     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                   
                     RAINFALL           OF 
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

DELAWARE

...NEW CASTLE COUNTY...
   2 WNW NEWPORT         2.55   700 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   2 SE GLASGOW          2.18   700 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   5 S NEWARK            2.02   530 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                

NEW JERSEY

...BURLINGTON COUNTY...
   3 NNW TABERNACLE TWP  3.05   700 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   5 WNW TABERNACLE TWP  2.65   800 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   2 SSE MEDFORD TWP     2.31   800 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                

...CAMDEN COUNTY...
   4 W WINSLOW TWP       2.21   700 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                

...GLOUCESTER COUNTY...
   5 WNW MONROE TWP      2.66   600 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                

...MONMOUTH COUNTY...
   S LAKE COMO           2.67   830 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   1 WSW BELMAR          2.40   700 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                

...OCEAN COUNTY...
   NW PINE BEACH         6.20   800 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   3 ESE TOMS RIVER      5.94   700 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   3 ENE BERKELEY TWP    5.40   815 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   1 SSW BERKELEY TWP    4.66   900 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   2 NNE BRICK TWP       4.03   800 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   1 SW POINT PLEASANT   3.61   700 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   2 N BRICK TWP         3.51   800 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   6 E LACEY TWP         2.75   600 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   4 N BRICK TWP         2.44   945 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   5 N LITTLE EGG HARBO  2.41   500 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   2 NNE STAFFORD TWP    2.16   600 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                

PENNSYLVANIA

...CHESTER COUNTY...
   2 SSE WEST CHESTER    2.31   700 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   2 SE WEST CHESTER     2.25   700 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   2 NE UNIONVILLE       2.22   810 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   1 ENE WILLOW GROVE    2.22   700 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   2 S JENKINTOWN        2.12   800 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                

...PHILADELPHIA COUNTY...
   1 SE ROCKLEDGE        2.60   630 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                
   5 NE PHILADELPHIA     2.52   700 AM  9/04  COCORAHS                

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
319 PM EDT TUE SEP 4 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR CAMDEN IN KENT COUNTY DELAWARE...

LOCATION...CAMDEN IN KENT COUNTY DELAWARE
DATE...9/3/12
ESTIMATED TIME...3:20 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING... EF-0 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH 
PATH WIDTH...35 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...215 YARDS
BEGINNINGLAT/LON...39.10/-75.56 
ENDINGLAT/LON...39.10/75.56
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...2

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY NJ HAS CONFIRMED A
EF-0 TORNADO WITH ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WINDS OF 85 MPH NEAR CAMDEN
IN KENT COUNTY DELAWARE ON 9/3/12. THE TORNADO TOUCHDOWN POINT WAS
NEAR DAWSON LANE IN THE BARCLAY FARMS SUBDIVISION. THE TORNADO
TRACKED PARALLEL TO NEARBY TRAIN TRACKS FROM SOUTH TO NORTH. THE
TORNADO CAUSED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES IN THE
SUBDIVISION FROM DALBY LANE TO CAREY LANE. ONE FIREFIGHTER WAS
INJURED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO A RESIDENT OF
THE AREA. ANOTHER PERSON WAS INJURED DUE TO A CUT FROM GLASS. BOTH
INJURIES WERE MINOR AND THE INJURED WERE RELEASED FROM THE
HOSPITAL. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ACKNOWLEDGES HELP AND
ASSISTANCE FROM THE KENT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. 

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/PHI.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES
INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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