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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
234 PM EDT THU AUG 18 2016

...Microburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ Confirmed Near
Marietta in Onondaga County New York...

Location...Marietta in Onondaga County New York
Estimated Time...0827 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...65 to 70 mph
Maximum Path Width...0.6 miles
Path Length...1.2 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...42.8592 N  / 76.3219 W
Ending lat/Lon...42.8713 N / 76.3086 W
* 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 Marietta in Onondaga
County New York on 08/13/2016.

A severe thunderstorm producing winds of 65 to 70 mph struck about
three miles south of Marietta, NY, near Willow Hill Road and
Willowdale Road. Sporadic tree damage occurred, including snapped
tree limbs and trees uprooted along a creek bed.

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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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