Weather Service Says 'Microburst'

by Deirdre Blake posted Jul 9 2012 5:55PM
As the National Weather Service assesses damage in the Four-Mile Fork from Sunday evening, we catch up with meteorologist Kyle Struckman who says it was a microburst that caused the damage. A microburst carries a straight line wind from a thunderstorm and is not uncommon after days of triple digit temperatures. 
In comparison, a tornado has a twisting wind, high wind speeds and usually leave a long path of damage. A microburst comes out of a strong thunderstorm with a straight line wind. There is also more localized damage, but some of the winds in a microbust can be as strong as those in an F-0 or F-1 tornado.
Two people remain hospitalized with injuries sustained as a result of the storm.
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07/09/2012 5:54PM
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