Microburst wind damage from July 23rd and 24th, 2011 (9/7/2011)

By: NWS Wichita

Microburst Wind Damage


A microburst is defined as: A convective downdraft with an affected outflow area of less than 2 miles wide and peak winds lasting less than 5 minutes. Microbursts may induce dangerous horizontal/vertical wind shears, which can adversely affect aircraft performance and cause property damage.

July 23rd - 4 miles south and 2.5 miles west of Norwich.

(images provided by Kingman County Emergency Management)



July 24th - Around 3 miles northeast of El Dorado


(Images provided by Butler County Emergency Management)


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