9th tornado now confirmed for Pa. and N.J.’s monster storms

A new tornado is now confirmed from Thursday’s windy storms, according to the National Weather Service.

It’s the ninth reported in Pennsylvania and New Jersey from the storm, according to the service.

The tornado touched down between Kunkels Mill Road and Red Road near the southern tip of Lynn Township in Lehigh County just east of Berks County, according to the weather service. It caused mostly minor crop and tree damage in a clear convergent pattern.

By the time it reached New Smithville Road it merited at EF1 rating with winds up to 90 mph. It crossed Golden Key Road uprooting a few more trees before dissipating in a field prior to reaching Loch Valley Road in Weisenberg Township, records say.

The National Weather Service thanked Lou Ruh and Justin Selig for their help assessing the storm.

The other tornadoes touched down in Somerton, Trevose and Bensalem in Bucks County; Windsor and Robbinsville Township in Mercer County, New Jersey; Plumstead Township in Bucks County; New Hope and Hopewell Township in Bucks County; Northeast Philadelphia; Slatington in Lehigh County; Waretown to Long Beach Township Ocean County, New Jersey; and the Cedar Bridge area of Barnegat Township in Ocean County; and Washington and Weisenberg Townships in Lehigh County.

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Rudy Miller may be reached at rmiller@lehighvalleylive.com.