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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
343 PM EDT Wed May 31 2017

...Macroburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ Confirmed Near
Faison in Duplin County North Carolina...

Location...Faison in Duplin County North Carolina
Date...May 29 2017
Estimated Time...1125 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 to 100 mph
Maximum Path Width...1 mile
Path Length...4 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...35.09N / -78.10W
Ending lat/Lon...35.07N / -78.03W
* 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.

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City NC has confirmed
a Macroburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ near Faison in Duplin County
North Carolina on May 29 2017.

A severe thunderstorm produced a macroburst near Faison, causing
widespread tree damage and some scattered structure damage stretching
from around 2 miles SE of Faison to nearly 6 miles southeast of Faison.
Light structure damage and uprooted trees were observed on McNeil Road.
Further southeast, multiple outbuildings were significantly damaged on
Taylor Town Road. A few hog houses also sustained roof damage farther
down the road. On Friendship Church Road, substantial damage was
observed at a residence where a pine tree fell on a house. Multiple
trees were also snapped or uprooted farther to the southeast on
Friendship Church Road. The damaging winds were estimated to be 90 to
100 mph, with a path width of around 1 mile and a path length of about 4

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For Reference...
A macroburst is a convective downdraft with an affect 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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