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NOUS43 KPAH 151554

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
1054 AM CDT FRI JUL 15 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEYs FOR Sesser and Mcleansboro Illinois Microburst...

.Sesser Microburst...

Estimate Peak wind :    85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  12 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   1.5 miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Jul 13 2016
Start time:             348 PM CDT
Start location:         1.5 miles west of Sesser Illinois

End date:               July 13 2016
End time:               359 PM CDT
End location:           Ewing Illinois


The Microburst caused extensive Wind damage across mainly the
northern parts of Sesser.  Many dozens of trees and tree limbs
were blown down causing roof damage to a least a couple of houses.
Power outages occurred as power transformers were blown.

.Mcleansboro Microburst...

estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph
Path length /Statute/:  4 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   1.25 miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Jul 13 2016
Start time:             407 PM CDT
Start location:         1 mile west of Mcleansboro Illinois

End date:               Jul 13 2016
End time:               412 PM CDT
End location:           3 miles east of Mcleansboro Illinois


The Microburst caused wind damage across the northern
parts of Mcleansboro, mainly along and north of Highway 14.
A few trees and dozens of limbs were blown down along with a
few power lines.


In addition to the Microburst areas listed above, scattered
straight line wind damage occurred across Perry County Illinois,
especially around Tamaroa, and areas east and northeast of
Du Quoin Illinois, along Highway 154.  Scattered wind damage also
occurred across parts of Franklin and Hamilton County in Illinois.

The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.


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