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Issued by NWS Binghamton, NY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON, NY
347 PM EDT THU SEP 4 2014

...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
AFTON IN CHENANGO COUNTY NEW YORK...

LOCATION...AFTON IN CHENANGO COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...9/2/2014
ESTIMATED TIME...830 - 845 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...0.5 MILES
PATH LENGTH...6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...42.2285N 75.6122W
ENDING LAT/LON...42.2508N 75.5000W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...1

* 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 AFTON IN CHENANGO COUNTY
NEW YORK ON 9/2/2014.

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS COMPLETED A
SURVEY OF DAMAGE FROM A SERIES OF MICROBURSTS THAT MOVED ACROSS
SOUTHERN CHENANGO COUNTY BETWEEN 8:30 PM AND 8:45 PM ON SEPTEMBER
2ND. MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 90 MPH. DAMAGE TO TREES
WAS FIRST NOTED A FEW HUNDRED YARDS WEST OF OAK HILL ROAD
APPROXIMATELY 6 MILES WEST OF AFTON. STRONG WINDS STRUCK A HOME ON
OAK HILL ROAD, OVERTURNING TWO LARGE FARM HAY WAGONS, UPROOTING TWO
LARGE TREES, AND PEELING PART OF A ROOF OFF OF A BARN. ADDITIONAL
DAMAGE TO TREES WAS NOTED ALONG SAINT JOHN`S ROAD WHICH INCLUDED
TORNADO TORNADO DAMAGE JUST TO THE WEST OF THE ROAD. SPORADIC TREE
DAMAGE WAS NOTED FARTHER EAST ALONG HALL ROAD. EAST OF ROUTE 41
DAMAGE TO MANY TREES OCCURRED AT THE AFTON GOLF COURSE JUST
NORTHEAST OF AFTON.

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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