Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Crandon Lakes, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Crandon Lakes, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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Our brutal heat wave is finally winding down, but it’s being replaced by torrential downpours and fierce winds as waves of strong thunderstorms are sweeping across New Jersey.Shortly before 2:30 p.m., the first batch of storms began popping up in the western reg...
Shortly before 2:30 p.m., the first batch of storms began popping up in the western region of the state and the National Weather Service issued the first of what later turned into a rapid-fire flurry of severe thunderstorm warnings and flood alerts.
As fast as the warnings are being activated, reports are flowing in about torrential rain, large hail, flooded streets, downed trees and snapped electrical wires in many parts of the Garden State. The storms became so intense and so widespread that as of 6 p.m., almost the entire state was under a severe thunderstorm warning, a flash flood warning or a flood advisory.
Latest storm warnings
(Note: Live updates are being posted throughout the afternoon and evening.)
6:55 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Monmouth and Ocean counties, effective until 7:45 p.m.
6:40 p.m. Monday: A flash flood warning has been issued for Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris and Sussex counties, effective until 10:30 p.m.
6:25 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris and Somerset counties, effective until 7:15 p.m.
6:10 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland and Ocean counties, effective until 7 p.m.
5:50 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset and Sussex counties, effective until 6:30 p.m.
5:40 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, southern Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Salem counties, effective until 7 p.m. Watch out for large hail and possible wind gusts as strong as 80 mph.
5:35 p.m. Monday: A flash flood warning has been issued for Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, effective until 9:30 p.m.
5:20 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset and Warren counties, effective until 6:30 p.m. Watch out for large hail and possible wind gusts of 70 mph.
5:15 p.m. Monday: severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Bergen, Hudson, eastern Passaic and northern Essex counties, along with New York City, effective until 6 p.m. Watch out for 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail.
5:15 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties, effective until 6:15 p.m. Watch out for large hail and potential winds as strong as 80 mph.
5:10 p.m. Monday: A flash flood warning has been issued for Bergen, Passaic and northern Essex counties, effective until 8 p.m.
5:05 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties, effective until 5:45 p.m.
5 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, effective until 5:45 p.m.
4:40 p.m. Monday: A flood advisory has been issued for Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties, effective until 7:30 p.m.
4:25 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, effective until 5:15 p.m. Watch out for small hail and 60 mph wind gusts.
4:15 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties in South Jersey, effective until 5:15 p.m.
4:10 p.m. Monday: A flood advisory has been issued for central Hunterdon County and southwestern Warren County, effective until 8:15 p.m. “Rain rates over one inch per hour will be possible in some areas,” the weather service said in its advisory. “This will cause flooding in the advisory area, especially in urban and poor-drainage areas.”
4 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Bergen County and central Passaic County, effective until 4:30 p.m. Storms in these areas could drop hail as big as ping-pong balls or golf balls.
3:45 p.m. Monday: A flash flood warning has been issued for northern Sussex County, effective until 7:45 p.m. The weather service said up to 2 inches of rain has already fallen in a short amount of time. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly areas with the heaviest rain, including Montague, Hamburg, Sussex, Branchville, Crandon Lakes, Five Points, Flatbrookville, Hainesville, High Point, Pellettown and Vernon Valley.
3:10 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for northeastern sections of Morris County and the south-central region of Sussex County, effective until 4 p.m. A powerful storm cell moving through this part of the state is generating wind gusts of 70 mph and quarter-size hail. The weather service says minor damage to vehicles is possible, and “considerable tree damage” is expected.
3 p.m. Monday: A flood advisory has been issued for northwestern Morris County, all of Sussex County and northeastern sections of Warren County, effective from 3 p.m. through 7 p.m. The weather service says more than 1 inch of rain has already fallen in these areas from afternoon thunderstorms, with more on the way.
2:35 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, effective until 3:15 p.m. The weather service says a line of thunderstorms moving across those areas of New Jersey are producing penny-size hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph, which is strong enough to damage roofs, siding, trees and power lines.
Early wind reports
These are just some of the strongest wind gusts reported Monday evening by trained weather spotters, the National Weather Service and the New Jersey Weather & Climate Network:
Severe thunderstorm watch
All 21 counties in New Jersey are under a severe thunderstorm watch through 10 p.m. Monday, because more storms will be pushing their way into the state after they move across Pennsylvania and Maryland during the next few hours.
Flash flood watch
A flash flood watch remains in effect in all of New Jersey’s 21 counties all day Monday through Tuesday morning. As heavy rain showers develop, the flash flood watch will likely be upgraded to a more urgent flash flood warning, so don’t be surprised if your smart phone starts beeping with emergency alerts.
Heat wave extended
Although it’s not as steamy as it was during the weekend, many areas of South Jersey have hit the 90-degree mark this afternoon and some got as high as 95 degrees -- extending the July heat wave to seven consecutive days.
During the brutally hot weekend, new daily record highs were set at Atlantic City International Airport in the Pomona section of Galloway Township. On Saturday, the mercury reached 99 degrees, breaking the old July 20 record of 97 degrees, set in 1991. On Sunday, the temperature soared to 100 degrees, topping the old record high for July 21 by 1 degree. The old record high of 99 occurred in 1957 and again in 1981.
No daily record highs were broken this weekend in Newark and Trenton, the two other major climate sites operated by the National Weather Service. But those cities were still baking, with Trenton reaching 96 degrees on Saturday and 97 on Sunday, and Newark soaring to 98 degrees on Saturday and 99 on Sunday -- with high humidity making it feel as hot as 105 to 109 degrees.
Both Trenton and Newark were 3 to 4 degrees shy of matching their daily record highs for July 20 and July 21, according to data from the National Weather Service.
Live weather radar
Strong thunderstorms have started to fire up in eastern Pennsylvania, and many cells are moving across New Jersey Wednesday afternoon, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a series of severe thunderstorm warnings along with flash flood warnings because of heavy downpours.More than 34,000 homes and businesses across the Garden State have lost power as of 4:30 p.m., according to ...
Strong thunderstorms have started to fire up in eastern Pennsylvania, and many cells are moving across New Jersey Wednesday afternoon, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a series of severe thunderstorm warnings along with flash flood warnings because of heavy downpours.
More than 34,000 homes and businesses across the Garden State have lost power as of 4:30 p.m., according to power outage reports from the major utility companies. Most of the outages are in Ocean, Monmouth and Hunterdon counties -- areas that have been hit hard by today’s storms.
The stormy weather has also sparked flight delays at Newark Liberty International Airport. As of 4:30 p.m., Newark was reporting departure delays of 45 to 60 minutes, while inbound flights were being delayed at their points of origin for about 4 hours, according to the FlightAware website, which tracks flight delays across the nation.
Almost 3 inches of rain was reported in Toms River this afternoon, and wind gusts of 60 mph were reported in Beach Haven, 51 mph at Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing, 50 mph in Mystic Island, 47 mph in Ocean Gate and 41 mph in Lyndhurst.
The National Weather Service has received reports of widespread street flooding in Monmouth County, with many roads closed in Middletown, a vehicle under water in Colts Neck and a driver stranded in flood waters in Eatontown. Flooding has also forced the closure of roads in Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright.
A house fire was reported in the Far Hills area of Somerset County as thunderstorms were pounding the area, but it was not immediately known if lightning sparked the blaze.
The first of several severe thunderstorm warnings of the day was issued at 1:30 p.m. for Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties and remained in effect until 2:15 p.m. The weather service said a storm cell that was moving across those areas of the state was packing wind gusts of 60 mph and small hail. (See updates below)
Update (5:55 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Atlantic, Burlington and Ocean counties, effective until 6:30 p.m.
Update (5:45 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Sussex County, effective until 6:30 p.m.
Update (5:30 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Atlantic, Burlington, Cumberland, Ocean and Salem counties, effective until 6:15 p.m.
Update (5 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, effective until 5:30 p.m.
Update (4 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Morris and Somerset counties, effective until 4:15 p.m.
Update (3:55 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northwestern Union County and west-central Essex County, effective until 4:45 p.m. Watch out for winds as strong as 60 mph and quarter-size hail.
Update (3:50 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Burlington, Camden, Mercer and Monmouth counties, effective until 4:30 p.m.
Update (3:25 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hunterdon, Mercer and Somerset counties, effective until 4:15 p.m.
Update (3:05 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hudson County, southeastern Bergen County and New York City, effective until 3:30 p.m. In addition, a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hunterdon and Mercer counties, active through 3:30 p.m.
Update (2:50 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northern Monmouth County, effective until 3:45 p.m. (expired at 3:10 p.m.)
Update (2:25 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Monmouth and Ocean counties, effective until 3:15 p.m.
Update (2:15 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Burlington, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset counties, effective until 3 p.m. Wednesday. Watch out for wind gusts as strong as 60 mph and quarter-size hail.
Flood warnings and advisories
A flash flood warning has been issued for northwestern Burlington County in New Jersey, as well as Bucks, Delaware and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, effective now through 4:15 p.m. In addition, a flash flood warning has been activated for north-central Burlington County, southern Mercer County and southeastern Bucks County, remaining in effect through 4:45 p.m.
Weather radar shows that up to 1 inch of rain has already fallen in those areas, and flash flooding is expected to start shortly.
Update (5:40 p.m.): A flood advisory has been issued for Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties, effective until 8:45 p.m.
Update (5:20 p.m.): A flash flood warning has been issued for Hudson County, eastern Union County and southeastern Essex County, along with Staten Island, N.Y., effective until 6:45 p.m.
Update (5 p.m.): A flash flood warning has been issued for Sussex and Warren counties, effective until 9 p.m.
Update (4:10 p.m.): The flash flood warning for Burlington, Bucks, Delaware and Philadelphia counties has been extended to 6:15 p.m., instead of 4:15 p.m.
Update (3:50 p.m.): A flash flood warning has been issued for Ocean County, effective until 7:45 p.m.
Update (3:40 p.m.): A flood advisory has been issued for Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties, effective until 7:45 p.m. A flood advisory is in effect for Essex, Hudson and Union counties until 6:15 p.m.
Update (3:25 p.m.): A flash flood warning has been issued for most areas of Monmouth County, effective until 7:30 p.m.
A flood advisory has been issued for the east-central region of Ocean County, effective until 6:15 p.m. The weather service says minor flooding could occur in that area, including parts of the Garden State Parkway.
A flood advisory has also been issued for Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex and Monmouth until 5:30 p.m.
More storms on the way
More thunderstorms are expected to fire up late Wednesday afternoon and into the evening as a slow-moving cold front pushes its way across our region, and some of the heavy downpours could hamper the flow of traffic during the evening commute.
All 21 counties in New Jersey are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m., and many counties are under a flash flood watch, meaning conditions are favorable for strong thunderstorms and heavy downpours.
The thunderstorms should bring an end to the 90-degree temperatures that have baked the state during the past four days.
Live weather radar
Brad Anthony Detetta/Severe NJ WeatherThe National Weather Service has issued another tornado warning tonight for Warren County, along with Sussex County and Monroe County in northeast Pennsylvania, as a severe thunderstorm was being tracked on radar.The latest tornado warning remains in effect until 10:45 p.m.As of 10:15 p.m., the storm was located near Werry Lake, 16 miles west of Newton, and was traveling east at 10 mph, the weather service said in a bulletin. The storm is expected to move near Flatbrookville in Walpa...
Brad Anthony Detetta/Severe NJ Weather
The National Weather Service has issued another tornado warning tonight for Warren County, along with Sussex County and Monroe County in northeast Pennsylvania, as a severe thunderstorm was being tracked on radar.
The latest tornado warning remains in effect until 10:45 p.m.
As of 10:15 p.m., the storm was located near Werry Lake, 16 miles west of Newton, and was traveling east at 10 mph, the weather service said in a bulletin. The storm is expected to move near Flatbrookville in Walpack Township by 10:35 p.m. and Five Points in Stillwater Township and Crandon Lakes by 10:45 p.m.
Earlier tonight, another tornado warning was issued for Warren County, but no funnel cloud or major damage was confirmed. Hour earlier, similar warnings were issued for Burlington and Camden counties as those areas got hit with dark clouds and heavy rain.
Weather service officials said they are sending a team to Camden County Wednesday to try to determine whether a tornado touched down in Mount Ephraim. The decision was based on residents' reports of trees down, roof damage and wires pulled from houses.
There were multiple reports of funnel clouds touching down near Moorestown and Maple Shade early this evening, according to a report by philly.com.
Severe thunderstorms continue to move through northwestern and southern New Jersey tonight, and they could produce torrential rain, large hail and powerful winds, according to the weather service. Additional rain is expected Wednesday as tropical moisture continues swirling through the Garden State.
Flood warnings remain in effect for several New Jersey counties at this hour, as storms produce torrential rain. And a series of severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued throughout the afternoon and evening.
The bad weather has triggered departure delays of up to 1 hour, 45 minutes at Newark Liberty International Airport tonight.
The storms affecting New Jersey today are remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac, which battered Louisiana and other southern states with torrential rain last week before tracking north and east.
Star-Ledger staff writers Len Melisurgo and Stephen Stirling contributed to this report.
Some ruins give a glimpse of a past that simply look like a failed industry laying to waste, but that’s not always the case. In the northern corner of New Jersey, one set of ruins helped a town become more established by becoming more attractive for families to move to, increasing its population. Essentially, they put this town on the map.Tucked in the woods behind the Gingerbread Castle (formally abandoned and soon-to-be restored) in Hamburg are the ruins of Hamburg Paper Mill. It was also known as Union Waxed and Parchment Pap...
Some ruins give a glimpse of a past that simply look like a failed industry laying to waste, but that’s not always the case. In the northern corner of New Jersey, one set of ruins helped a town become more established by becoming more attractive for families to move to, increasing its population. Essentially, they put this town on the map.
Tucked in the woods behind the Gingerbread Castle (formally abandoned and soon-to-be restored) in Hamburg are the ruins of Hamburg Paper Mill. It was also known as Union Waxed and Parchment Paper Co., and you can make out some of the wording on the smokestack that remains today.
Before the paper mill was erected in 1874, this site was where Edsall Furnace had existed. While there are no remnants of the iron furnace, it did have a dam and, when the paper mill was built, the furnace dam was raised an additional eight feet to help create more power for the paper mill. The paper mill was powered by a water wheel, which fed two larger turbines. A portion of that wheel can still be found on the site.
The paper mill provided steady work and employed many people in the community. During those times, even if a small industry provided work, it would attract families to move close to the area. Hamburg was looking promising because of the paper mill, and, as a result, the population grew. The company employed close to 300 people who would normally work more than 11 hours during the day; night shift workers would work around 13 hours. The work wasn’t complicated, so they didn’t mind working long hours.
The paper mill was also powered by eight boilers and a few furnaces. Manufacturing involved processing pulp with dye and chemicals. The fumes the mill produced were strong and carried through the town. The residents hardly complained and tolerated the smell because it was employing family, friends and neighbors.
The pulp was processed into tissue paper. The tissue paper was said to be high quality, and it was used to wrap fruit for transport to prevent spoilage. Fruit growers often sought out its tissue paper.
A view of the Hamburg Paper Mill in its heyday. Photo courtesy of Dave Rutan
There were railroad tracks near the mill, which provided vital transportation for the goods that were manufactured. It was also used to transport the pulp that was imported from Canada.
Hamburg Paper Mill started to become plagued with issues. Small fires started to break out, and floods started to occur more frequently. According to an article in The Morning Post dated March 4, 1902, “The dam at Hamburg Paper Mill broke early yesterday morning, demolishing part of the mill.” The ultimate demise happened in the 1930s when a massive fire destroyed everything that wasn’t concrete.
Much of the concrete ruins remain today, but nature is reclaiming them. Only one of the several smokestacks still stands, peering over the forest canopy. The ruins are still plagued by floods to this day.
Address: Gingerbread Castle Road, Hamburg, N.J. 07419 (view from the road; do not trespass)
Kathleen Butler writes about little-known local history so that others can venture out and explore these gems. She also has a YouTube channel, Rustic Ventures, as well as two published books: Abandoned Ruins on Public Lands in New Jersey and Abandoned Ruins of Eastern Pennsylvania.
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UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warnings issued in parts of N.J. region as strong storms with 60 mph winds sweep inNew Jersey’s brief taste of summer-like heat has come to an end ...
New Jersey’s brief taste of summer-like heat has come to an end Saturday morning and had been replaced by heavy cloud cover and a threat of rain showers — along with possible thunderstorms.
Forecasters from the National Weather Service say scattered rain showers will dampen the day, and some thunderstorms could pop up in the afternoon or evening. Although most of the storms are not expected to be severe enough to trigger warnings, some may be packed with gusty winds and small hail.
In addition, the weather service’s regional office in Mount Holly says some of the showers and thunderstorms could end up to be slow movers, so heavy downpours are not out of the question.
“There is potential for some locally heavy rainfall, perhaps an inch or two in a few spots, which could cause some localized minor flooding if it happens in the wrong place,” the weather service said in its morning forecast discussion.
If enough instability occurs in the atmosphere, small hail could be produced by some of the storms, the weather service noted. “Best chance for all of these issues (heavy downpours and small hail) is from I-95 north and west, especially across the Lehigh Valley.”
UPDATE (1:15 p.m.): A few thunderstorms have developed in the Lehigh Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania, including some strong ones, prompting a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, and Northampton counties, effective until 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
At 1:10 p.m. the weather service issued a special weather statement saying a strong thunderstorm was moving across northwestern Sussex County and could generate wind gusts up to 40 mph and penny-size hail, with those impacts possible through 1:45 p.m.
In addition, a flash flood warning was issued for parts of the Lehigh Valley at 1:25 p.m., effective until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, because radar has indicated as much as 2 to 2.5 inches of rain has already fallen, with more on the way.
If you were hoping for another rare April beach day, like the ones we just experienced on Thursday and Friday, you will be disappointed. In addition to the cloudy skies and potential for rain, temperatures across New Jersey will be mainly in the 70s on Saturday, and closer to the 60s along the Jersey Shore.
That’s not bad for the middle of April, but it’s a far cry from the upper 80s and low 90s that broke several daily records during the past two days.
The mercury soared to 93 degrees at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, crushing the airport’s previous record high of 88 degrees for April 14. New York City’s Central Park recorded a high of 91 degrees Friday afternoon, also setting a new record for that date.
On Thursday, daily record highs were set in Newark (92 degrees) and Atlantic City International Airport in Pomona (87 degrees), and tied at Trenton Mercer Airport in Ewing (85 degrees).
Although record highs weren’t set at the AC Airport or the Atlantic City Marina, both locations broke records for their warmest low temperatures on April 14, the weather service said. The lowest temperature reading throughout the day was 63 degrees at the airport and 60 degrees at the marina.
Sunday is expected to start out with patchy fog, with mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon and temperatures in the mid-60s to low 70s. Forecasters say another threat of rain showers and thunderstorms will return late Sunday night into early Monday morning.
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