BergenSkywarn Post Storm Official NWS Survey Photos
Westwood, Woodcliff Lake, Park Ridge And Saddle River In Bergen County NJ
August 15 2008
Damage Resulting From Severe Thunderstorms During Active Tornado Warnings

NWS Tornado Warnings For Bergen County NJ August 15 2008

Tree Top Snapped Off And Road Closure At 52 Highview Road Westwood NJ. Tree Rot Evident On This 50 Foot Plus Tree

Top Of Tree At West Park And Pascack Roads In Park Ridge NJ Showing Clean Snapoff With Visible Tree Rotting Evident

Trunk Of Tree Shown Above At 52 Highview Road Westwood NJ Showing Clean Snapoff Break With No Twisting

Trunk Of Tree Shown Above At West Park And Pascack Roads In Park Ridge NJ Showing Clean, Non-twisted Break And Visible Tree Rot

Snapped Off 40 Foot Plus Tree At 25 West Saddle River Road Saddle River NJ (Snapped at approximately the 15 Foot Level) The Same Tree Shown On The Left, Indicating A Clean, Non-twisted Break And Split
Snapped Off 50 Foot Plus Tree In Front Yard Of 78 Glen Road Woodcliff Lake Just Missing House And Utility Lines Top Break Section Of The Tree Shown On The Left, Indicating A Clean, Non-twisted Break And Visible Tree Rotting

Tornado Warnings For Bergen County August 15 2008
Issued By The NWS Upton NY

             !!! WEATHER ALERT This Is A BergenSkywarn WEATHER ALERT !!!
                                   www.bergenskywarn.org

WFUS51 KOKX 152043
TOROKX
NJC003-031-NYC087-152115-
/O.NEW.KOKX.TO.W.0006.080815T2043Z-080815T2115Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY
443 PM EDT FRI AUG 15 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON NY HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
PASSAIC COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...
ROCKLAND COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...
NORTHERN BERGEN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...

* UNTIL 515 PM EDT...

* AT 442 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR RAMSEY...
MOVING EAST AT 28 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
RIDGEWOOD AND 6 MILES NORTH OF PARAMUS BY 450 PM...
6 MILES NORTH OF ORADELL AND 6 MILES SOUTH OF MONSEY BY 455 PM...
PEARL RIVER AND NANUET BY 500 PM...
TAPPAN AND NORWOOD BY 505 PM...
ORANGEBURG AND NYACK BY 510 PM...

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING 
QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

LAT...LON 4111 7431 4113 7392 4099 7389 4096 7390
4092 7391 4093 7429 4097 7428 4099 7431
TIME...MOT...LOC 2043Z 263DEG 24KT 4103 7416

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             !!! WEATHER ALERT This Is A BergenSkywarn WEATHER ALERT !!!
                                www.bergenskywarn.org

WFUS51 KOKX 152116
TOROKX
NJC003-NYC005-061-152145-
/O.NEW.KOKX.TO.W.0007.080815T2116Z-080815T2145Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY
516 PM EDT FRI AUG 15 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON NY HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN) COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...
BRONX COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...
EASTERN BERGEN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...

* UNTIL 545 PM EDT...

* AT 515 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR
ENGLEWOOD...OR NEAR BERGENFIELD...MOVING EAST AT 19 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
RIVERDALE BY 525 PM...
EAST TREMONT BY 530 PM...
CO-OP CITY AND CITY ISLAND BY 540 PM...

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

LAT...LON 4094 7404 4097 7390 4093 7390 4091 7386
4091 7384 4089 7383 4089 7379 4086 7379
4086 7380 4083 7379 4083 7406
TIME...MOT...LOC 2116Z 268DEG 16KT 4090 7396

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