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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:23 PM EDT on July 28, 2016


... Microburst /straight line wind damage/ confirmed near
Hancock in Delaware County New York...

Location... Hancock in Delaware County New York
date... July 25 2016
estimated time... 1230 PM EDT
estimated maximum wind speed... 70 mph
maximum path width... 500 yards
path length... 4.0 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 41.93n / 75.15w
ending lat/Lon... 41.90n / 75.08w
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS storm data.

... Summary...
the National Weather Service in Binghamton NY has confirmed a
microburst /straight line wind damage/ near Hancock in Delaware
County New York on July 25 2016.

Straight-line thunderstorm winds uprooted and snapped several
trees in 5 locations along a 4 mile path that was roughly 500
yards wide. The damage occurred around 1230 PM EDT on Monday July
25th, 2016.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/bgm.

For reference...
a microburst is a convective downdraft with an affected outflow
area of less than 2 1/2 miles wide and peak winds lasting less
than 5 minutes. Microbursts may induce dangerous horizontal and
vertical wind shears... which can adversely affect aircraft
performance and cause property damage. Straight-line winds are
generally any wind that is not associated with rotation... used
mainly to differentiate them from tornadic winds.


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