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

...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
TUSCARORA IN STEUBEN COUNTY NEW YORK...

Location...Tuscarora in Steuben County New York
Date...07/20/2017
Estimated Time...2:50-2:55 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 mph
Maximum Path Width...165 yards
Path Length...900 yards
Beginning Lat/Lon...42.0667 N / 77.2776 W
Ending lat/Lon...42.0608 N / 77.2789 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 Tuscarora in Steuben
County New York on 07/20/2017.

A severe thunderstorm caused damage in a small area along route
85 in the town of Tuscarora, NY. The damage consisted of several
trees that were uprooted and felled in a divergent pattern.
Hardest hit were several trailers along route 85 just before
Bunker Hill Road.

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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