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168 NOUS41 KGYX 191840 PNSGYX MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-NHZ001>015-192245- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Gray ME 240 PM EDT TUE JUL 19 2016 ...Microburst Confirmed In the Town of Plaistow in Rockingham County New Hampshire... Location...Plaistow in Rockingham County New Hampshire Date...July 18 2016 Estimated Time...318 PM EDT Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 to 90 mph Maximum Path Width...2.0 miles Path Length...1.6 miles Beginning Lat/Lon...42.815557N / 71.094660W Ending lat/Lon...42.823663N / 71.058942W * 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 microburst damage in the Town of Plaistow in Rockingham County New Hampshire on July 18 2016. Winds estimated at 80 to 90 mph snapped or uprooted hundreds of trees in the southern section of the town. Numerous structures were damaged by falling trees. Dozens of utility poles and wires were also downed. 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 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. $$ Jensenius/Arnott is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.