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081 NOUS41 KCTP 200011 PNSCTP PAZ046-200415- Public Information Statement National Weather Service State College PA 811 PM EDT MON SEP 19 2016 ...Microburst (straight line wind damage) confirmed in Lycoming County... Location...Montgomery in Lycoming County Pennsylvania Date...September 18 2016 Estimated Time...645 PM EDT Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 MPH Maximum Path Width...400 YARDS Path Length...2 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... The National Weather Service in State College PA has confirmed a Microburst (Straight Line Wind Damage) near Montgomery in Lycoming County Pennsylvania on September 18 2016. An area of tree damage and some minor structural damage occurred just to the southwest of Montgomery, PA on September 18th, 2016. The most significant building damage occurred along Pinchtown Road at the New Covenant Assembly Church. Several houses had minor damage to siding and trees down along nearby Houston Ave. Additional trees fell along much of Cemetery Hill Rd. Up to 50 trees in the area were damaged or uprooted. Most of the damage was blown to the north or northwest. Eyewitness reports place the time of the damage at 645 PM EDT. This information can also be found on our website at weather.gov/StateCollege. 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. $$ WEG/MMD

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