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Microburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ Confirmed Near Marietta in Onondaga County New York

  • Location: Marietta in Onondaga County New YorkTrees down.
  • Date: 08/13/2016
  • Estimated Time: 0827 PM EDT
  • Estimated Maximum Wind Speed: 65 to 70 mph
  • Maximum Path Width: 0.6 miles
  • Path Length: 1.2 miles
  • Beginning Lat/Lon: 42.8592 N / 76.3219 W
  • Ending lat/Lon: 42.8713 N / 76.3086 W
  • 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.


The National Weather Service in Binghamton NY has confirmed a Microburst /Straight Line Wind Damage/ near Marietta in Onondaga County New York on 08/13/2016.

A severe thunderstorm producing winds of 65 to 70 mph struck about three miles south of Marietta, NY, near Willow Hill Road and Willowdale Road. Sporadic tree damage occurred, including snapped tree limbs and trees uprooted along a creek bed.

Storm Reports

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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 and 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.

Below is a radar loop from 7:17 PM to 8:56 PM EDT. Note the large storm that moves across Marietta and just south.

Radar loop