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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
340 PM EDT WED JUN 24 2015

...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
AARONSBURG IN CENTRE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA...

LOCATION...AARONSBURG IN CENTRE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
DATE...JUNE 23 2015
ESTIMATED TIME...1235 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...300 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...750 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.907N / -77.454W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.904N / -77.448W
* 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 STATE COLLEGE PA HAS CONFIRMED A
MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR AARONSBURG IN CENTRE
COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA ON JUNE 23 2015.

WIND DAMAGE WAS CONFINED TO SEVERAL DOZEN TREES...SOME OF WHICH
WERE UPROOTED AND SOME OF WHICH WERE SNAPPED. TREE DAMAGE WAS
SPORADIC...AND THE TREES FELL FROM THE WEST-NORTHWEST TOWARDS THE
EAST-SOUTHEAST ALONG THE ENTIRE PATH. LITTLE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE
WAS NOTED.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/CTP.

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/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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EVANEGO/JUNG



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