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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.

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.

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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.


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