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July 10, 2013
Microburst in Cridersville, Ohio

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
647 PM EDT FRI JUL 12 2013

...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
CRIDERSVILLE IN AUGLAIZE COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...CRIDERSVILLE IN AUGLAIZE COUNTY OHIO
DATE...JULY 10 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...244 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 TO 90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...450 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.01 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.65322N/ 84.15323W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.65325N/ 84.13403
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...4

* 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 WILMINGTON OH HAS CONFIRMED A
MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR CRIDERSVILLE IN AUGLAIZE
COUNTY OHIO ON JULY 10 2013.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A DAMAGE SURVEY IN
CRIDERSVILLE ON FRIDAY...JULY 12 2013.

AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DAMAGE PATH......A CHURCH HAD 20 PERCENT
OF THE ROOF COMPLETELY RIPPED OFF AND TOSSED 50 YARDS TO THE
NORTHEAST AND THE CHURCH STEEPLE WAS KNOCKED DOWN TOWARD THE
NORTHEAST. A 4 TO 5 FOOT DIAMETER TREE FELL ON A HOUSE AND A VERY
WELL ANCHORED TRAMPOLINE WAS PULLED OUT OF THE GROUND AND BLEW
THROUGH A FENCE LANDING IN THE YARD 2 HOUSES AWAY.
IN THE MIDDLE PART OF THE TRACK...A ROOF OVER LUMBER AT A LUMBER
YARD WAS COMPLETELY RIPPED OFF AND TOSSED TO THE NORTHEAST.
TOWARD THE END OF THE TRACK...5 MOBILE HOMES WERE DAMAGED AND 3 OF
THEM WERE SIGNIFICANTLY SHIFTED OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS. THROUGHOUT
THE ENTIRE TRACK...OVER 30 HOUSES HAD A PORTION OF THEIR ROOFS
TORN OFF AND 13 HOMES HAD MINOR ROOF DAMAGE AND BROKEN WINDOWS.
THERE WERE ABOUT 30 HOUSES WITH SHINGLES OR SIDING TORN OFF AND
AROUND 40 TREES HAD SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE.

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.

$$

KJH

Damage Map - Plotted Tracks are Preliminary and Approximate

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