Damaging Thunderstorm Winds Blast Lawrence KS - March 12, 2006
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS SURVEYED THE WIND DAMAGE THAT 
OCCURRED ACROSS MUCH OF LAWRENCE AROUND 8 AM CST, MARCH 12.  THE LARGE AREA 
OF WIND DAMAGE WAS CAUSED BY A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MICROBURST OF 70 TO 90
MPH STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

THE DAMAGE FROM THE MICROBURST IN LAWRENCE THIS MORNING INCLUDED EXTENSIVE
DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES, ALONG WITH ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS.
MICROBURSTS ARE VERY STRONG WINDS THAT QUICKLY DESCEND FROM THE BASE OF A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND THEN SPREAD OUT QUICKLY UPON IMPACT WITH THE GROUND.
THESE STRAIGHT LINE DAMAGING WINDS CAN CAUSE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE ACROSS A LARGE AREA.  
VIDEO RECEIVED SO FAR TAKEN IN LAWRENCE SHOW THE SUDDEN DOWNBURST FROM THE 
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM BASE AND THE FANNING OUT OF THE DOWNBURST AS IT HITS THE
GROUND, WHICH ALSO CAUSED WIDESPREAD BLOWING DUST.
*Areal Photos - Courtesy KHP*
SOME NWS PHOTOS OF THE DAMAGE IN LAWRENCE

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