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Statement as of 5:55 PM EDT on July 01, 2015


... Microburst /straight line wind damage/ confirmed near
Whitehall in Lehigh County Pennsylvania...

Location... Whitehall in Lehigh County Pennsylvania
date... June 30 2015
estimated time... 236 PM EDT
estimated maximum wind speed... 80 mph

* 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
microburst /straight line wind damage/ near Whitehall in Lehigh
County Pennsylvania on June 30, 2015.

The above information is preliminary. However, no evidence of
tornadic damage was observed in the surveyed area. A more
complete report including beginning and ending locations as well
as a full description of the damage path will be issued this
evening once the survey team returns to the NWS office.

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. 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.


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