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090 NOUS41 KGYX 202200 PNSGYX MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-NHZ001>015-210200- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Gray ME 600 PM EDT WED JUL 20 2016 ...Macroburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ Confirmed in the Town of St. Albans in Somerset County Maine... Location...St. Albans in Somerset County Maine Date...July 18, 2016 Estimated Time...305 PM EDT Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 to 90 mph Maximum Path Width...4 miles Path Length...3 miles Beginning Lat/Lon...44.968748N/69.421804W Ending lat/Lon...44.960150N/69.342772W * 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 Macroburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ in the Town of St. Albans in Somerset County Maine on July 18, 2016. Winds estimated at 80 to 90 mph snapped or uprooted hundreds of trees across sections of St. Albans near the north end of Indian Pond. The strong winds were accompanied by heavy rain and hail. The hail and wind also damaged crops in the area. Dozens of utlity poles were brought down by the falling trees. Some of the hardest hit roads included Ballard Road, Papoose Lane, Dinsmore Drive, Ripley Road, Luckman Road, and a small area to the east of Todds Corner Road. This information can also be found on our website at WEATHER.GOV/GYX. 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. $$ Jensenius NNNN

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