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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
313 PM EDT Mon Jul 3 2017

...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
SANDGATE IN BENNINGTON COUNTY VERMONT...

LOCATION...Sandgate in Bennington County Vermont

DATE...July 1, 2017

ESTIMATED TIME...628 pm EDT

MAXIMUM EF SCALE RATING...N/A

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 mph

ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH...500 yards

PATH LENGTH...1 mile

BEGINNING LAT/LON...43.16/-73.19

ENDING LAT/LON...43.17/-73.17

* 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...
A National Weather Service survey team confirmed a microburst in
Sandgate, Vermont on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The team observed many
snapped and uprooted trees within the microburst swath. No damage
to homes or other structures was noted. Based on the degree of
damage to trees, peak winds associated with the microburst are
estimated at 100 mph.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.gov/ALY.

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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