Downburst Damages Home

A downburst slammed into a home and the surrounding  area north of Spearville on July 26th.  Wind speeds approaching 120 mph could have occurred based on the amount of damage that was observed. 

Thumbnail - Reflectivity and Storm Relative Motion
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Garage is missing from this damaged home
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The debris from the home can be seen in the foreground.  Some of the debris blew 1/2 of a mile.

Debris blew to the northeast
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There was one minor injury to a male but it could have been much worse.  Look inside at this damage!  The owner was standing next to the couch when a door blew off its hinges, striking him in the leg

Inside the damaged home
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And look at the kitchen!  The occupants of this home were VERY lucky to escape serious injury!

Kitchen damage
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A nearby cemetery across the highway also sustained quite a bit of damage, primarily to trees but a few head stones were also toppled.

Tree damage at the cemetary
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