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Microburst Wind Damage Confirmed at Boardman in Mahoning County Ohio


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Location...Boardman in Mahoning County
Date...November 5, 2017
Estimated Time...6:56 PM EST
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95-100 MPH

* 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 Cleveland OH has 
confirmed a microburst with straight line wind damage near Boardman 
in Mahoning County Ohio on November 5, 2017. At least 20 homes were 
damaged primarily from downed trees. A tree fell through the roof of 
a home on Shorehaven Drive and scattered damage also occurred on 
Market Street and Glenwood Avenue. There was damage to several 
businesses due to strong winds. All of the damage described above 
was due to winds out of the west/southwest with wind speeds up to 
100 mph.

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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.