Severe Thunderstorm Watch 212 remains in effect until 1100 PM EDT
for the following locations
. New York counties included are
Allegany Broome Cattaraugus
Cayuga Chautauqua Chemung
Chenango Cortland Delaware
Jefferson Lewis Livingston
Madison Monroe Oneida
Onondaga Ontario Oswego
Otsego Schuyler Seneca
Steuben Sullivan Tioga
Tompkins Wayne Wyoming
Statement as of 6:03 PM EDT on May 22, 2013Severe Thunderstorm Watch
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Statement as of 4:14 PM EDT on May 22, 2013
... Microburst /straight line wind damage/ confirmed near
Scipio Center in Cayuga County New York...
Location... Scipio Center in Cayuga County New York
estimated time... 630 PM to 645 PM EDT
estimated maximum wind speed... 60 to 70 mph
maximum path width...
path length... 5 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 42.7933 N / -76.5294 W
ending lat/Lon... 42.7886 N / -76.4362 W
* 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
the National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY has confirmed a
microburst /straight line wind damage/ near Scipio Center in Cayuga
County New York on 05/21/2013.
Severe winds caused a discontinuous path of sporadic damage to
trees, crossed Owasco Lake and completely destroyed one old barn.
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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.