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Overview

A dry microburst was reported in northern parts of Grand Junction and in Loma, CO on Wednesday June 21, 2017. A microburst is a downdraft (sinking air) in a thunderstorm that is less than 2.5 miles in scale. Though thunder was not present during most of these "storms", wind gusts up to 71 mph were recorded, the greatest at Grand Junction Regional Airport at 5:24pm. The Jam Ranch out in Loma, Colorado received damage to tents and outbuildings. Tree damage occurred in Grand Junction in neighborhoods near the airport. Other areas received sudden, strong winds, but no damage was reported outside of the Grand Valley.

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Damage to outbuildings at Jam Ranch in Loma, CO. Photo courtesy Luke Dobbs.
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Damage to structures at Jam Ranch in Loma, CO. Photo courtesy Luke Dobbs. Tree damage near Grand Junction airport. Photo courtesy Libby Pelletier. Damage to tents at Jam Ranch in Loma, CO. Photo courtesy Luke Dobbs.
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Damage to trees on 23 Rd between I and J Rd in Grand Junction, CO. Photo courtesy Camille Chapman.  23 Rd between I and J Rd in Grand Junction, CO. Photo courtesy Camille Chapman.  Tree damage at 25 1/2 & G 1/2 Rd. Photo courtesy Nicolle Lewis.
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