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Tornado hit Bergen County, weather service confirms

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As several local residents suspected, a weak tornado did indeed hit Paramus, N.J., on Monday, October 7, 2013, the National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday.

The powerful storm system that moved across the tristate spawned an EF-1 tornado that touched down at about 3:16 p.m. The twister cut a path about a 100 yards wide and about 1.25 miles long across the town, the weather service said. The tornado reached an estimated 100 mph.

The tornado caused the most damage to trees in the George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, the Paramus Golf Club, and the Ridgewood Country Club. The storm also topple several trees in front of Bergen Regional Medical Center.

No one was hurt.

The NWS confirmed the tornado by looking at Doppler radar data, observations of the damage, and eyewitness reports.

Tornadoes are categorized in the EF scale, with a rating of 0 (the weakest) and 5 (the strongest) based on sustained wind speed. An EF-1 tornado features wind speeds of 86 to 110 mph.

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