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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
436 PM EDT Mon May 1 2017

...MICROBURST/STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED NEAR
BOARDMAN IN MAHONING COUNTY OHIO...

Location...Boardman in Mahoning County Ohio
Date...April 30 2017
Estimated Time...352 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 mph
Maximum Path Width...1 mile
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.

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Cleveland has confirmed a
Microburst/Straight Line Wind Damage near Boardman in Mahoning
County, Ohio on April 30, 2017. Southerly winds estimated around 80
to 85 mph caused numerous trees to fall primarily in the
neighborhoods of Marinthana Avenue and Crestline Place. A few businesses
sustained partial damage to their roofs along Market Street. Several
storage trailers were rolled, also on Market Street.


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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Jamison/Oudeman


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