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NOUS41 KPBZ 011929 CCA  
PNSPBZ  
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA  
329 PM EDT WED JUL 1 2015  
 
...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR  
CLARION IN CLARION COUNTY WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA....  
   
..ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ADDED
 
 
LOCATION...CLARION IN CLARION COUNTY WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.  
DATE...06/30/2015  
ESTIMATED TIME...AROUND 730 PM EDT  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...65 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...200 YARDS  
LAT/LON...41.20217N/-79.3488W  
* FATALITIES...NONE  
* INJURIES...NONE  
 
* 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 PITTSBURGH PA HAS CONFIRMED A  
MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR CLARION IN CLARION  
COUNTY WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA ON 06/30/2015.  
 
DAMAGE INCLUDED ONE SNAPPED TREE...A FEW UPROOTED TREES...AND  
A METAL ROOF FROM A GARAGE WAS DISPLACED APPROXIMATELY 30 YARDS.  
WIND ENTERED THE STRUCTURE THROUGH A FAILED GARAGE DOOR THEN  
PEELED THE METAL ROOF OFF. DAMAGE WAS JUST SOUTH OF STATE ROUTE  
322 ALONG DAVES STORAGE LANE. THERE WAS ALSO FASCIA REMOVED FROM  
A HOUSE ON DAVES STORAGE LANE.  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK CLARION COUNTY  
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE. THIS  
INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT  
WEATHER.GOV/PITTSBURGH.  
 
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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