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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.

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.

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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.


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