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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
220 PM EDT Fri Jun 30 2017


Location...Plain and Lake Townships in Stark County Ohio
Date...June 29, 2017
Estimated Time...9:07 pm EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70-75 mph
Maximum Path Width...0.20 mi
Path Length...0.85 mi
* 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 Cleveland OH has confirmed a
Microburst/Straight Line Wind Damage in Plain and Lake Townships
in Stark County Ohio on June 29, 2017.

This microburst event began in a residential development south of
Mount Pleasant Street NW in Plain Township. A NWS survey revealed
at least a dozen trees were found to be uprooted or snapped
between Fox Run Avenue NW and Peachmont Avenue NW. Additional
tree and structural damage was noted between the intersection of
Mount Pleasant and Peachmont northeast to Stonebridge Avenue NW in
Lake Township. This damage continued east to Rolling Hill Avenue
NW where the damage appeared to end.

There were approximately 12-18 homes damaged by the severe
thunderstorm winds with various degrees of damage to shingle and
siding material. Most damage was found on the southern or western
sides of homes and most of the uprooted trees pointed off to the
northeast in line with a severe southwest wind gust of 70 to 75

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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.




Photo of a damaged barn in Lake Township, Stark County, Ohio.


Photo of a damaged home in Lake Township, Stark County, Ohio.


Photo of a damaged home in Plain Township, Stark County, Ohio.