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Issued by NWS Portland, ME

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
752 PM EDT SAT JUL 5 2014

...DOWNBURST/STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED NEAR GRAFTON IN
GRAFTON COUNTY NEW HAMPSHIRE...

LOCATION...GRAFTON IN GRAFTON COUNTY NEW HAMPSHIRE
DATE...JULY 3, 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...8:20 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...7 MILES (DISCONTINUOUS)
BEGINNING LAT/LON...43.54N/71.97W
ENDING LAT/LON...43.60N/-71.88W
* 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 GRAY ME HAS CONFIRMED A
DOWNBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR GRAFTON IN GRAFTON
COUNTY NEW HAMPSHIRE ON JULY 3, 2014.

A SERIES OF DOWNBURSTS CAUSED SPORADIC DAMAGE ACROSS A WIDE AREA
OF CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE NEAR THE TOWN OF GRAFTON. WIDESPREAD 55
TO 65 MPH WINDS CAUSED SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE. MORE LOCALIZED
DOWNBURSTS CAUSED MORE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE IN A DISCONTINUOUS 7
MILE PATH FROM 2 MILES SSW OF GRAFTON CROSSING KINSMAN HIGHWAY AND
RUNNING ALONG PRESCOTT HILL ROAD. DAMAGE THEN CROSSES ROUTE 4 AND
HEADS NORTHEAST ENDING 5 MILES NE OF GRAFTON ALONG WILD MEADOW ROAD.
SOME SPOTS WITHIN THIS PATH LIKELY EXPERIENCED WIND GUSTS OF 80 TO
90 MPH... UPROOTING OR SNAPPING THOUSANDS OF TREES... AND CAUSING
MINOR ROOF AND WINDOW DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES.

THERE WAS AN INDICATION OF A GUSTNADO IN TWO LOCATIONS. ONE WAS
ALONG PRESCOTT HILL ROAD AND THE OTHER WAS NEAR THE END OF THE
DAMAGE TRACK ALONG WILD MEADOW ROAD.  A GUSTNADO IS A LOW LEVEL
ROTATION OR TURNING OF THE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS GENERATED BY
TERRAIN.

THANK YOU TO LOCAL RESIDENTS AND OFFICIALS IN THE TOWN OF GRAFTON
FOR ALL YOUR ASSISTANCE TODAY.

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


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KISTNER/KIMBLE




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