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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX  
437 PM CDT WED JUN 21 2017  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR JUNE 20TH 2017 MICROBURST THUNDERSTORM EVENT...  
   
MICROBURST #1 11 MILES NE CACTUS
 
 
PEAK WIND ESTIMATED: 118 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.12 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 2.34 MILES  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JUN 20 2017  
START TIME: 8:50 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 11 MILES NORTHEAST OF CACTUS  
START LAT/LON: 36.18 / -101.89  
 
END DATE: JUN 20 2017  
END TIME: 8:51 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 10 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST SUNRAY  
END LAT/LION: 36.16 / -101.87  
   
MICROBURST #2 8 MILES NORTHWEST SUNRAY
 
 
PEAK WIND ESTIMATED: 85 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.3 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 2.1 MILES  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JUN 20 2017  
START TIME: 9:11 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 8 MILES NORTHWEST SUNRAY  
START LAT/LON: 36.11 / -101.90  
 
END DATE: JUN 20 2017  
END TIME: 9:12 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 10 NORTH-NORTHWEST SUNRAY  
END LAT/LION: 36.15 / -101.88  
 
A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM MOVED SOUTHWARD ACROSS SHERMAN COUNTY  
DURING THE EVENING HOURS OF JUNE 20TH. AS THE SUPERCELL NEARED THE  
SOUTHERN END OF THE COUNTY IT PRODUCED TWO MICROBURSTS. THE FIRST  
MICROBURST WAS APPROXIMATELY 2.5 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF THE  
INTERSECTION OF FM 1573 AND COUNTY ROAD 17 AT 8:50 PM CDT. THE  
SECOND MICROBURST OCCURRED ROUGHLY AT 9:11 PM CDT 2.75 MILES  
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 17 AND FM 1573.  
DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH THE FIRST MICROBURST INCLUDED: A WEST  
FACING WALL AND ATTACHED CEILING SECTION WERE KNOCKED DOWN ON A  
WELL BUILD WAREHOUSE AT SPURLOCK FARMS, SMALLER NEARBY SHEDS HAD  
PARTS OR THE ENTIRE ROOF BLOWN OFF, A 100FT RADIO TOWER WAS BENT  
90 DEGREES AT THE GROUND, AND CENTER PIVOT POINTS OF IRRIGATION  
SYSTEMS HAD BEEN TIPPED OVER. DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SECOND  
MICROBURST WERE, CENTER PIVOT POINTS OF IRRIGATION SYSTEMS HAD  
BEEN TIPPED ON THEIR SIDE AND 12 TO 13 POWER POLES SNAPPED AT  
THEIR BASE. THE STORM WOULD CONTINUE SOUTH SOUTHEAST INTO MOORE  
COUNTY.  
 
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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