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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
359 PM EDT Wed May 3 2017

...Microburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ Confirmed Near
Oxford in Chenango County New York...

Location...Oxford in Chenango County New York
Date...May 1 2017
Estimated Time...820 pm EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80-90 mph
Maximum Path Width...1 mile
Path Length...3.5 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...42.4540N / 75.5475W
Ending lat/Lon...42.4817N / 75.4836W
* 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
Microburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ near Oxford in Chenango
County New York on May 1 2017.

The National Weather Service surveyed an area of storm damage
over Chenango county on Wednesday, May 3rd. Sporadic damage to
trees was found near Oxford, NY. The damage became more
concentrated along Lyon Brook Road northeast of Oxford. Numerous
trees were uprooted and snapped along Lyon Brook Road and Pratt
Road. The tree damage pattern within the concentrated damage area
indicated either straigh-line winds, or winds that were fanning
slightly outward down the path of the storm, indicating a
microburst or a series of microbursts as opposed to a tornado.
Structural damage included a large tree destroying a garage on
Lyon Brook Road, and a peeled roof and a large tree on a house
along Pratt road.

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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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