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Severe Storms July 26, 2012

Macroburst/Straight Line Wind Damage confirmed in a Swath from Southern Steuben to Southern Chemung Counties in New York

  • Location: South of Corning to south of Elmira in Steuben and Chemung county New York
  • Date: july 26, 2012
  • Estimated time: 335 pm edt to 405 pm edt
  • Estimated maximum wind speed: 80 mph
  • Maximum path width: 6 miles
  • Miles path length: 25 miles
  • Beginning lat/lon: 42.06n / 77.18w
  • Ending lat/lon: 42.05n / 76.67w
  • Fatalities: 0
  • Injuries: 0


The national weather service in Binghamton, NY has confirmed a Macroburst/Straight line wind damage/near south of Corning to south of Elmira in Steuben and Chemung county New York on July 26, 2012.

A National Weather Service team surveyed a wide swath of straight-line wind damage that occurred with a Macroburst associated with a line of thunderstorms that moved across southern Steuben and southern Chemung counties from 335 to 405 PM EDT on Thursday, July 26th, 2012.

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.
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in National Weather Service Storm Data.


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