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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service State College PA
350 PM EDT Fri Oct 21 2016

...Microburst (straight line wind damage) confirmed in Clinton

Location...Lamar/Mill Hall in Clinton County Pennsylvania
Estimated Time...1013 pm EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95 MPH
Maximum Path Width...1/4 mile
Path Length...1/2 mile
* Fatalities...1
* 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 (Straight Line Wind Damage) near Lamar in Clinton County
Pennsylvania on Thursday evening, October 20, 2016.

The microburst and associated damage occurred along and just to
the west of Route 64 between Lamar and Mill Hall. The most
significant damage occurred along Noll Road, where numerous trees
and large branches were downed. One large pine tree, about three
feet in diameter, was snapped near the base and fell onto a house,
causing significant structural damage. One fatality occurred at
this location. Another nearby large tree also fell onto a house and
produced significant damage to the upper floor of that home.

Wind speeds associated with the most significant damage were
estimated to be around 95 mph.

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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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