Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Portland, ME

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
156 PM EDT WED JUL 16 2014

...MICROBURST CONFIRMED NEAR YORK IN YORK COUNTY MAINE...

LOCATION...YORK IN YORK COUNTY MAINE
DATE...JULY 15TH 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...516PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70-80 MPH

* 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
MICROBURST NEAR YORK IN YORK COUNTY MAINE ON JULY 15TH 2014.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PERSONNEL ARE STILL IN YORK ASSESSING THE
DAMAGE DONE BY THE MICROBURST YESTERDAY. WIDESPREAD DAMAGE HAS
BEEN CONFIRMED IN AND AROUND THE CITY OF YORK.

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

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/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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POHL




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