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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
441 PM EDT Fri Jul 21 2017

...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
WINDHAM TOWNSHIP IN BRADFORD COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA...

Location...Windham Township in Bradford County Pennsylvania
Date...07/20/2017
Estimated Time...405 to 420 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 MPH
Maximum Path Width...500 yards
Path Length...1 mile
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.9233 N / 76.3987 W
Ending lat/Lon...41.9224 N / 76.3774 W
* Fatalities...
* Injuries...

* 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 Windham Township in
Bradford County Pennsylvania on 07/20/2017.

The most concentrated damage began near the intersection of Vawter
Hill Road and Arnold Road, and continued to near the intersection
of Arnold Road and Orr Road.

Numerous trees were uprooted and downed, and roof damage occurred
to a farm house. Minor roof damage also occurred to a barn.

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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DJP/RAM



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