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Issued by NWS Binghamton, NY

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
500 PM EDT Tue May 2 2017

...Microburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ Confirmed Near
Norwich in Chenango County New York...

Location...2 miles ENE of Norwich in Chenango County New York
Date...May 1 2017
Estimated Time...818 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90-100 MPH
Maximum Path Width...300 Yards
Path Length...1 mile
Beginning Lat/Lon...42.5465N / 75.4946W
Ending lat/Lon...42.5528N / 75.4769W
* 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.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton NY has confirmed a
Microburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ near 2 ENE Norwich in
Chenango County New York on May 1 2017.

A large squall line of severe thunderstorms moved across the whole
area Monday evening, including Chenango County between 800 PM and
830 PM. The storms caused sporadic damage through much of the
area, from Chenango County into Otsego County, but a powerful
microburst was contained within the line. It struck around 818 PM
near the City of Norwich Reservoir along Route 23. 90 to 100 mph
winds accelerated up the valley, and then snapped or uprooted
approximately 100 healthy trees on the east side of the reservoir.

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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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