Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS San Angelo, TX

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
312 PM CDT Thu Jul 17 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR JULY 17 2014 THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT...

UPDATE # 1...

.THUNDERSTORM WIND # 1...

PEAK WIND E:            90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.0 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   900 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             JULY 16 2014
START TIME:             614 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         5 MILES NE OF GRAPE CREEK/TOM GREEN COUNTY

END DATE:               JULY 16 2014
END TIME:               630 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           6 MILES NE OF GRAPE CREEK/TOM GREEN COUNTY

SURVEY SUMMARY: A POWERFUL MICROBURST STRUCK ABOUT 5 MILES NORTHEAST
OF GRAPE CREEK YESTERDAY EVENING AND PRODUCED ONE INJURY AND EXTENSIVE
DAMAGE ACROSS THE INDIAN CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD LOCATED NEAR THE INTERSECTION
OF GLASS ROAD AND GRAPE CREEK ROAD.

SHINGLES WERE BLOWN OFF SEVERAL RESIDENCES...A SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME
WAS MOVED OFF ITS BLOCKS...SEVERAL WINDOWS OF MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES
WERE BROKEN BY FLYING DEBRIS...SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED...
A LARGE METAL BUILDING HOUSING LARGE HAY BALES WAS ALSO DESTROYED AND
THE METAL WAS THROWN A COUPLE OF HUNDRED YARDS...AND MOBILE HOME SKIRTING
WAS BLOWN OUT.

THESE TYPE OF MICROBURSTS ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO DETECT WITH RADAR SINCE
THEY CAN OCCUR WITH ANY ORDINARY THUNDERSTORM DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.
ALTHOUGH THESE WERE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS...THESE TYPE OF STORMS CAN
RESULT IN TORNADO LIKE WIND DAMAGE.  THE DAMAGE PATTERN ASSOCIATED
WITH MICROBURSTS IS USUALLY IN A DIVERGENT OR SPREADING OUT PATTERN
IN ALL DIRECTIONS.

NOTE:
 THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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