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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
144 PM EDT WED JUN 29 2016

...Microburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ Confirmed Near
New Providence in Union County New Jersey...

Location...New Providence in Union County New Jersey
Date...June 18 2016
Estimated Time...930 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70 mph
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...1/4 mile
* 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 New York NY has confirmed a
Microburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ near New Providence in
Union County New Jersey on June 18 2016.

The microburst occurred along Central Avenue, within roughly one-
eighth of a mile in either direction from the intersection with
South Street. The microburst lasted only around 2 minutes and had
a maximum estimated windspeed of 70 mph. Most of the downed trees
and tree limbs down showed sign of rot and decay. There was some
siding observed to be peeled back along one home.

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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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