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.