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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
926 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
MAURY IN GREENE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...MAURY IN GREENE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...03/26/2015
ESTIMATED TIME...1055 AM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
LAT/LON...35.48N/77.63W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC HAS CONFIRMED
A MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR MAURY IN GREENE COUNTY
NORTH CAROLINA ON 03/26/2015.

SEVERAL METAL FARM OUT BUILDINGS RECEIVED MODERATE TO EXTENSIVE
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE INCLUDING SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF ROOFING MATERIAL,
CRUMPLING OR COLLAPSE. DAMAGE INDICATORS ALL POINT TO STRAIGHT
LINE WIND DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH 70-90 MPH WINDS. THE ORIENTATION
AND OPEN NATURE OF THE BUILDINGS ALLOWED FOR MAXIMUM DAMAGE FROM
THE WIND GUSTS. NEARBY MORE STRUCTURALLY SOUND BUILDINGS,
INCLUDING A HOME, SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES, AND A CHURCH RECEIVED
LITTLE TO NO DAMAGE.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/MHX.

FOR REFERENCE...
A MICROBURST IS A CONVECTIVE DOWNDRAFT WITH AN AFFECTED OUTFLOW AREA
OF LESS THAN 2 1/2 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. STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ARE GENERALLY ANY WIND THAT
IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ROTATION...USED MAINLY TO DIFFERENTIATE THEM
FROM TORNADIC WINDS.

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