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Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
419 PM EDT WED JUN 22 2016

...Microburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ Confirmed Near
Middle Township in Cape May County New Jersey...

Location...Middle Township in Cape May County New Jersey
Date...June 21, 2016
Estimated Time...337 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70 to 80 MPH
Maximum Path Width...200 Yards
Path Length...0.5 Mile
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.0463N / -74.9002W
Ending lat/Lon...39.0438N / -74.8898W
* 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 Mount Holly NJ has confirmed a
Microburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ near Middle Township in
Cape May County New Jersey on June 21, 2016.

Damage was concentrated on Burleigh Road where several trees
were either snapped or uprooted. As a result, there was also
damage to power poles and power lines. In addition, a downed
tree and wires blocked Burleigh Road.

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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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