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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
1158 AM EDT Wed Jun 21 2017

...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
OWEGO IN TIOGA COUNTY NEW YORK...

Location...Owego in Tioga County New York
Date...06/18/2017
Estimated Time...0820 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...50 to 70 mph
Maximum Path Width...500 yard
Path Length...0.5 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...42.1059/-76.2613
Ending lat/Lon...42.1089/-76.2536
* 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 Owego in Tioga County
New York on 06/18/2017.

Straight-line/microburst winds hit Owego, NY around 820 PM EDT
June 18th. The winds partially uprooted a maple tree, blew down a
large branch on a willow tree and snapped a 6" diameter pine tree.
The damage was in a two block area around East Main Street in the
Village of Owego. The path length is about 1/2 mile and the width
is about 500 yards. Maximum estimated winds are between 50 and 70
mph.

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 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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