983  
NOUS41 KRLX 162116  
PNSRLX  
KYZ101>103-105-OHZ066-067-075-076-083>087-VAZ003-004-WVZ005>011-  
013>020-024>034-039-040-515>526-170930-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV  
516 PM EDT WED MAY 16 2018  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/15/18 THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT
 
 
   
INTERMITTENT WIND DAMAGE ACROSS WASHINGTON COUNTY OH
 
 
LOCATION...NEW MATAMORAS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY OHIO  
DATE...MAY 15 2018  
ESTIMATED TIME...655 PM EDT  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80-100 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...1.25 MILES  
PATH LENGTH...9.3 MILES  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.537/-81.243  
ENDING LAT/LON...39.518/-81.071  
* FATALITIES...0  
* INJURIES...0  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
A DOWNBURST PRODUCED INTERMITTENT WIND DAMAGE ACROSS EASTERN  
WASHINGTON COUNTY IN OHIO. THE DAMAGE APPEARED TO BEGIN AROUND  
WINGETT RUN AND EXTENDED TO THE OHIO RIVER IN NEW MATAMORAS.  
HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED. NUMEROUS POWERLINES  
DOWN. ONE BARN WAS DESTROYED.  
 
THE WIND DAMAGE WAS MORE WIDESPREAD CLOSE TO WINGETT RUN.  
 
* 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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