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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
437 PM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for June 20th 2017 Microburst Thunderstorm Event...

.Microburst #1 11 miles NE Cactus...

Peak Wind Estimated:    118 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2.12 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   2.34 miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun 20 2017
Start Time:             8:50 PM CDT
Start Location:         11 miles northeast of Cactus
Start Lat/Lon:          36.18 / -101.89

End Date:               Jun 20 2017
End Time:               8:51 PM CDT
End Location:           10 miles north-northwest Sunray
End Lat/Lion:           36.16 / -101.87

.Microburst #2 8 miles northwest Sunray...

Peak Wind Estimated:    85 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2.3 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   2.1 miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun 20 2017
Start Time:             9:11 PM CDT
Start Location:         8 miles northwest Sunray
Start Lat/Lon:          36.11 / -101.90

End Date:               Jun 20 2017
End Time:               9:12 PM CDT
End Location:           10 North-northwest Sunray
End Lat/Lion:           36.15 / -101.88

A supercell thunderstorm moved southward across Sherman County
during the evening hours of June 20th. As the supercell neared the
southern end of the county it produced two microbursts. The first
microburst was approximately 2.5 miles north-northwest of the
intersection of FM 1573 and County Road 17 at 8:50 PM CDT. The
second microburst occurred roughly at 9:11 PM CDT 2.75 miles
south-southwest of the intersection of County road 17 and FM 1573.
Damage associated with the first microburst included: a west
facing wall and attached ceiling section were knocked down on a
well build warehouse at Spurlock Farms, smaller nearby sheds had
parts or the entire roof blown off, a 100ft radio tower was bent
90 degrees at the ground, and center pivot points of irrigation
systems had been tipped over. Damage associated with the second
microburst were, center pivot points of irrigation systems had
been tipped on their side and 12 to 13 power poles snapped at
their base. The storm would continue south southeast into Moore
County.

NOTE:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.

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