National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
June 23, 2016
Microburst in Springboro, OH

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
931 PM EDT THU JUN 23 2016

...Microburst with straight line wind damage has been confirmed near
Springboro in Warren County Ohio...

Location...Springboro in Warren County Ohio
Estimated Time...2:55 AM EDT - 3:05 AM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 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.

A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in
collaboration with Warren County Emergency Management determined
that thunderstorm wind damage which occurred during the morning
of Wednesday 23 June 2016 was caused by a microburst with straight
line winds.

A swath of damage was observed in the Settlers Walk neighborhood
including Settlers Walk Blvd., Stolle Drive, and Remick Blvd. The
damage also extended to the southeast toward Five Points and
Lytle. Maximum winds associated with the microburst occurred within
this area, and are estimated to be up to 80 mph.

Multiple hardwood trees were knocked down and were pointing in
the same direction. A few softwood trees were also uprooted.

The National Weather Service extends thanks to Warren County
Emergency Management for their assistance with this storm 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 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.