Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
442 PM EDT MON APR 4 2016

...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
BRIDGETON/HOPEWELL TOWNSHIPS IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY NEW JERSEY...

LOCATION...BRIDGETON/HOPEWELL TOWNSHIPS IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY
NEW JERSEY
DATE...04/02/2016
ESTIMATED TIME...1135 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...1000 FEET
PATH LENGTH...5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.46 N/-75.28 W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.46 N/-75.18 W
* 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 MOUNT HOLLY NJ HAS CONFIRMED A
MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR BRIDGETON/HOPEWELL IN
CUMBERLAND COUNTY NEW JERSEY ON 04/02/2016.

DAMAGE BEGAN ON SHOEMAKER LANE AT THE INTERSECTION OF BARRETTS
RUN ROAD IN HOPEWELL. THE DAMAGE WAS MOST CONCENTRATED ON THE
WESTERN END OF SHOEMAKER LANE...WITH NUMEROUS TREES SHEARED OFF
AND SOME UPROOTED. SOME TREES WERE IN EXCESS OF 2 FEET IN
DIAMETER. THERE WAS ALSO SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO A METAL GARAGE
ON SHOEMAKER LANE. THE DAMAGE ENDED NEAR THE WALMART ON
ROUTE 77 IN BRIDGETON...WHERE SEVERAL POWER POLES AND TREES
WERE FELLED. THERE WAS ALSO DAMAGE TO ROOF SHINGLES AND
FLASHING ALONG THE PATH.

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

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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NIERENBERG/FRANCK



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