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Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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Public Information Statement...Corrected Date
National Weather Service Charleston WV
552 PM EDT Tue Jul 11 2017


Location...Jacksonville in Athens County Ohio
Date...July 10 2017
Estimated Time...540 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 MPH
Maximum Path Width...500 Yards
Path Length...1.5 Miles
* 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 Charleston WV has confirmed
straight line wind Damage from a thunderstorm microburst near
Jacksonville in Athens County Ohio on July 10 2017.

Straight line winds were observed along Taylor Ridge Road to the
west of Jacksonville, OH. Several trees were uprooted indicating
wind speeds up to 85 MPH associated with a thunderstorm
microburst. A section of roof with framing from the truss of a
single family residence was lifted and flipped over. The
downburst traveled to the southeast into Jacksonville were several
trees were uprooted along Sunday Creek.

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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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