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Microburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ Confirmed near Bushville in Sullivan County New York

  • Location - Bushville in Sullivan County New York
  • Date - August 21, 2009
  • Estimated Time - 1155 Am
  • Estimated Maximum Wind Speed - 80 Mph
  • Maximum Path Width - 100 Yards
  • Path Length - 0.5 Miles
  • * 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 Binghamton, NY has confirmed a microburst /straight line wind damage/ near Bushville in Sullivan County New York on August 21st 11:55 AM.

A swath of damage associated with a microburst was surveyed by the National Weather Service on Monday, August 24, 2009. The damage occurred around 11:55 AM on the 21st. Numerous trees were downed in a rural area west of Bushville. A concentrated area of downed trees was noted just south of fraser road west of Bushville, with scattered downed trees noted elsewhere in the damage area. all of the trees fell toward the north, indicating strong, southerly straight-line winds.

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.

Damage in the Bushville area.
Damage in the Bushville area. Damage in the Bushville area.

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