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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:43 PM EDT on May 22, 2015


... Microburst /straight line wind damage/ confirmed near
Warsaw in Duplin County North Carolina...

Location... Warsaw in Duplin County North Carolina
date... may 21, 2015
estimated time... 400 PM EDT
estimated maximum wind speed... 90 mph
beginning lat/Lon... 35.01n/78.07w
ending lat/Lon... 35.01n/78.06w
* 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 Warsaw in Duplin County
North Carolina on may 21, 2015.

A line of severe thunderstorms moved east along wards bridge Road
east of Warsaw around 4 PM EDT on may 21, 2015. A few large Pine
and Oak trees were snapped a few feet above ground, with several
large limbs broken off trees along the path. One tree fell across
the front of a home causing damage. One barn awning and part of
the roof was ripped of and lofted into a nearby field, though the
barn was not structurally sound. Tree damage was consistent with
80-90 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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