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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
458 PM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

...MACROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
PLEASANT RIDGE IN TUCKER COUNTY NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...

LOCATION...PLEASANT RUN IN TUCKER COUNTY NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA
DATE...JULY 27 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...930 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105-110 MPH

* 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 PITTSBURGH PA HAS CONFIRMED A
MACROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR PLEASANT RIDGE IN
TUCKER COUNTY NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA ON JULY 27 2014.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE UPON RETURN OF THE STORM
SURVEY TEAM TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE. INFORMATION IN
THIS REPORT WAS RELAYED VIA TELEPHONE FOR FASTER DISSEMINATION OF
BASIC INFORMATION.

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

FOR REFERENCE...
A MACROBURST IS A CONVECTIVE DOWNDRAFT WITH AN AFFECTED OUTFLOW
AREA OF AT LEAST 2 1/2 MILES WIDE AND PEAK WINDS LASTING BETWEEN 5
AND 20 MINUTES. INTENSE MACROBURSTS MAY CAUSE TORNADO-FORCE DAMAGE
OF UP TO EF3 INTENSITY. 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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