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Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
947 PM CDT Tue Jun 25 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/24/2019 THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT...

.MONTE ALTO STRAIGHT LINE WIND EVENT...

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65 to 75 MPH
PATH LENGTH (STATUTE):  8.00 MILES
PATH WIDTH (MAXIMUM):   3.75 MILES
FATALITIES:             NONE
INJURIES:               NONE

START DATE:             JUN 24, 2019
START TIME:             0713 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         1.50 MILES NORTH OF MONTE ALTO
START LAT/LON:          26.3999/-97.9612

END DATE:               JUN 24, 2019
END TIME:               0730 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           1.75 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAN CARLOS
END LAT/LON:            26.3181/-98.0460

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED SPORADIC STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE
FROM MONTE ALTO TO PORTIONS OF NORTH ELSA DURING THE EVENING OF
JUNE 24TH. STORM MOTION WAS SOUTHWEST AND BEGAN SNAPPING LARGE
TREE LIMBS AND UPROOTING A FEW TREES ON THE EAST SIDE OF MONTE
ALTO. WINDS ALSO CAUSED A FREE STANDING METAL TOWER TO COLLAPSE.
AS THE STORM MOVED SOUTHWESTWARD, LARGE SWATHS OF SUGAR CANE WERE
NOTICEABLY BENT TOWARDS THE GROUND. FURTHER WEST, TWO POORLY
CONSTRUCTED MOBILE HOMES WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND ANOTHER WAS
ROLLED ON ITS SIDE. CLOSER TOWARDS ELSA OFF OF MONTE CRISTO RD
WERE OVER A DOZEN WOODEN POWER POLES SNAPPED ACROSS N MILE FIVE
1/2. IN ADDITION, SOME METAL SHEET ROOFING WAS TORN OFF OF A
NEARBY HOME AND A STORAGE SHED HAD CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO WALLS
AND ROOFING. CONSIDERING BUILDING MATERIALS AND CONDITION, PEAK
WIND SPEEDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 65 TO 75 MPH. SPECIAL THANKS TO
HIDALGO COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE.

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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BIRCHFIELD/BRADY/GOLDSMITH



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