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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service State College PA
458 PM EDT THU JUN 23 2016

...Microburst /straight line wind damage/ confirmed in
Bedford County...

Location...Bard in Bedford County Pennsylvania
Estimated Time...255 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 MPH
Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length...1 mile
* 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 State College PA has confirmed a
Microburst near Bard in Bedford County Pennsylvania on 06/16/2016.

A severe thunderstorm produced a microburst that began about 1
mile north of the town of Bard in Bedford County. Winds appeared
to funnel south-southwest mainly along Route 96, between two
north-south ridges situated immediately west and east of Route 96
in that area.

Wind damage included sporadic trees being uprooted, and numerous
other trees having large limbs snapped off. One home had a
portion of a metal roof removed, while a second home had an open
porch collapse. Finally, a small portion of the corner of a barn
roof was peeled back. Witnesses also reported hail the size of a
half dollar /1.25 inch/ as the storm moved through.

Peak winds were estimated at 80 mph. There were no injuries or

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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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