Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
414 PM EDT TUE JUL 15 2014

...DOWNBURST/STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED IN VOORHEES
TOWNSHIP...CAMDEN COUNTY NEW JERSEY...

LOCATION...VOORHEES TOWNSHIP IN CAMDEN COUNTY NEW JERSEY
DATE...7/14/14
ESTIMATED TIME...8:12 PM
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...250 YARDS PATH LENGTH...440 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.85 / 75.00W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.86 / 75.01W
* 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
DOWNBURST STRAIGHT LINE WIND EVENT IN VOORHEES TOWNSHIP IN CAMDEN
COUNTY NEW JERSEY ON 7/14/14.

A DOWNBURST ASSOCIATED WITH A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OCCURRED IN
VOORHEES TOWNSHIP NEW JERSEY AROUND 8:12 PM ON MONDAY JULY 14TH.
NUMEROUS TREES AND WIRES WERE DOWNED. DAMAGE TO SIDING AND ROOFS
WAS ALSO NOTED FROM THE DOWNBURST. THE DOWNBURST TRACKED FROM
GREAT OAK ROAD TO GREEN RIDGE ROAD THEN ONTO SADDIE RIDGE ROAD.
SECONDARY DOWNBURSTS OCCURRED FURTHER NORTHEAST NEAR COFFINS
CORNER ON EVESHAM ROAD AND NEAR THE PROMENADE SHOPPING CENTER IN
EVESHAM TOWNSHIP.

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. DOWNBURSTS AND MICROBURSTS MAY INDUCE DANGEROUS
HORIZONTAL/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.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS CAMDEN COUNTY EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT AND THE VOORHEES TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT AND POLICE
DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR HELP WITH THIS SURVEY.

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JJM/GAINES/MEOLA/SLEZAK/CONWAY






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