Forecasters confirm small tornado touched down in New Jersey

A small tornado touched down in New Jersey over the weekend leaving behind a trail of damaged trees, the National Weather Service said.

According to forecasters, a line of thunderstorms produced the EF-1 twister about a mile from the Burlington County Fairgrounds on Saturday night. It is estimated the tornado was packing winds of 80 to 90 mph.

The tornado followed a narrow path of nearly 8 miles, damaging trees north of Columbus-Jobstown Road, snapping tree limbs on Island Road, uprooting a tree on Juliustown-Georgetown Road and causing additional scattered tree damage before the twister dissipated near the Ocean County border.

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No injuries were reported.

The weather service determined a tornado was responsible after surveying the damage on Sunday.

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