Thursday's Storm Damage

 

...DAMAGE SURVEY COMPLETED IN SOUTHERN WAYNE COUNTY...

A STRONG STORM PASSED THROUGH THE DOWNRIVER COMMUNITIES THURSDAY
AFTERNOON BETWEEN 230 PM AND 245 PM. AN NWS TEAM SURVEYED THE AREA
THIS MORNING AND FOUND THE DAMAGE TO BE THE RESULT OF STRONG STRAIT
LINE WINDS. THE DAMAGE BEGAN IN THE WESTERN GOLF CLUB NEAR SOUTH
ROCKWOOD...WHERE DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH WIND GUSTS OF 70 MPH.
THE DAMAGE PATH THEN WIDENED TO THE NORTHEAST THROUGH ROCKWOOD AND
GIBRALTAR WHERE THE DEGREE OF DAMAGE SUGGESTED WIND GUSTS OF 60 TO
65 MPH. THE FACT THAT THE WINDS DECREASED IN SPEED AS THE DAMAGE
PATH FANNED OUT IS CONSISTENT WITH STRONG THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOW OR
STRAIT LINE WINDS. THERE WAS QUITE A BIT OF TREE DAMAGE ALONG THIS
PATH AND THE ROOFS WERE BLOWN OFF OR HEAVILY DAMAGED ON TWO GARAGES
AND A POLE BARN.


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