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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
301 PM EDT MON JUL 20 2015

...DOWNBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED FROM SOUTH
SCHODACK TO CHATHAM NY...

LOCATION...SOUTH SCHODACK IN RENSSELAER COUNTY NEW YORK TO CHATHAM
IN COLUMBIA COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...JULY 19 2015
ESTIMATED TIME...515 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85-90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...1.5 MILES
PATH LENGTH...8.0 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.

...SUMMARY...
A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TEAM INVESTIGATED THE REGION OF
INTEREST. THE START OF THE PATH WAS NARROW AND BROADENED AS THE
STORM MADE ITS WAY SOUTHEAST INTO COLUMBIA COUNTY. DAMAGE WAS
LIMITED TO DOWN TREES...ALTHOUGH SOME DOWN TREES DID STRIKE
HOUSES AND OTHER OUTSIDE BUILDINGS. DAMAGE WAS INTERMITTENT ALONG
THE PATH OF THE STORM. THE MOST CONCENTRATED DAMAGE WAS FOUND
ALONG KINDERHOOK LAKE IN NIVERVILLE NEW YORK IN COLUMBIA COUNTY.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ALY.

FOR REFERENCE...
DOWNBURSTS MAY INDUCE DANGEROUS HORIZONTAL/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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OKEEFE/MECCARIELLO



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