Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Binghamton, NY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON, NY
958 AM EDT SUN JUL 13 2014

...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
REMSEN IN ONEIDA COUNTY NEW YORK...

LOCATION...REMSEN IN ONEIDA COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...JULY 8TH, 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...710 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 TO 95 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...1 MILE
PATH LENGTH...10 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...43.31N / -75.29W
ENDING LAT/LON...43.34N / -75.09W
* 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 REMSEN IN ONEIDA COUNTY
NEW YORK ON JULY 8TH, 2014.

SPORADIC DAMAGE BEGAN WEST OF REMSEN ALONG SOULE ROAD. WHILE THE
STORM PATH WAS 10 MILES FROM THIS POINT EAST NORTHEAST TO HINCKLEY
RESERVOIR, BY FAR THE MOST CONCENTRATED AREA OF DAMAGE WAS ALONG
ROUTE 365 ABOUT 4 MILES EAST OF REMSEN ITSELF. JUST SOUTH OF THE
STOP AND GO ALONG ROUTE 365 A LARGE SWATCH OF UPROOTED AND SNAPPED
TREES, MAINLY HARDWOOD, WAS FOUND. AT THIS LOCATION SOME MINOR
DAMAGE WAS DONE TO A RESIDENCE WITH HUNDREDS OF TREES UPROOTED AND
SNAPPED. ALL OF THE TREES WERE FLATTENED IN THE SAME GENERAL
DIRECTION, WITH SOME OF THEM SHOWING A NICE "FAN SHAPE" OR
DIVERGENT PATTERN. WINDS HERE WERE ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN 85 AND
95 MPH DUE TO THE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED HARDWOODS, BUT NOT RATED HIGHER
DUE TO ONLY MINOR DAMAGE TO THE RESIDENCE.

THE DAMAGE PATH CONTINUED ACROSS ROUTE 365 TO JUST SOUTH OF
FAIRCHILD ROAD OR ROUTE 54A NEAR TWIN ROCK ROAD. HERE A SECOND,
SMALLER AND LESS INTENSE SWATCH OF TREES WERE UPROOTED WITH LARGER
BRANCHES BROKEN. THE DAMAGE WAS NOT AS INTENSE AS THE FIRST
LOCATION WITH WINDS ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN 75 AND 85 MPH.

A THIRD AND FINAL SEPARATE SWATCH OF TREES WAS BLOWN DOWN
NORTHEAST OF THE LOCATION MENTIONED ABOVE OR ABOUT TWO TENTHS OF A MILE
SOUTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF SAUQUOIT STREET AND ROUTE 365.
MUCH LIKE THE SECOND LOCATION MENTIONED ABOVE THE DAMAGE WAS NOT
AS INTENSE AS THE FIRST LOCATION BUT A LARGE SWATCH OF TREES, SOME
UPROOTED, WITH LARGER BRANCHES WAS BLOWN DOWN. THE DAMAGE PATTERN
REMAINED CONSISTENT IN THAT TREES WERE UPROOTED IN THE SAME
GENERAL DIRECTION, WITH SOME SHOWING A "FAN SHAPED" OR DIVERGENT
PATTERN. WINDS AT THIS LOCATION WERE ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN 75
AND 85 MPH.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON EXTENDS IT`S THANKS TO
THE GENERAL PUBLIC WHO HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL IN GIVING US SPECIFIC
LOCATIONS TO SURVEY, VIA OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

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/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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