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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:40 PM EDT on March 26, 2015


... Microburst /straight line wind damage/ confirmed near
Farmville in Pitt County North Carolina...

Location... Farmville in Pitt County North Carolina
date... 03/26/2015
estimated time... 1106 am EDT
estimated maximum wind speed... 90 mph
lat/Lon... 35.61n/77.56w
* 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 Newport/Morehead City NC has confirmed
a microburst /straight line wind damage/ near Farmville in Pitt County
North Carolina on 03/26/2015.

Several homes received moderate to substantial damage including
uplift of roofs, collapse of garage door leading to foundation
damage, and windows blown out. One out building with no foundation
support was completely destroyed. Several trees were snapped in
half. Debris was lofted and reportedly carried as far as 1 to 2
miles downwind. Damage was consistent with having 70-90 mph wind
gusts.

This information can also be found on our website at weather.Gov/mhx.

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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