Public Information Statement
Statement as of 8:51 am EDT on May 23, 2013
... Microburst confirmed in Teays Valley in Putnam County West Virginia...
..corrected County location...
Location... Teays Valley in Putnam County West Virginia
date... may 22 2013
estimated time... 330 PM EDT
estimated maximum wind speed... 70 to 80 mph
maximum path width... 150 yards
path length... 0.32 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 38.45n / -81.95w
ending lat/Lon... 38.45n / -81.94w
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 2 minor injuries
* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS storm data.
the National Weather Service in Charleston WV has confirmed a
microburst in Teays Valley in Putnam County West Virginia on may
A NWS meteorologist surveyed microburst damage from a severe
thunderstorm that occurred around 3:30 PM on Wednesday may 22nd
along primarliy Marina drive in Teays Valley... West Virginia. The
microburst had wind speeds of 70 to 80 mph causing several trees
to be blown down or uprooted... ultimately leading to the
destruction of two Mobile homes and damage to five more Mobile
homes. In addition... an uprooted tree turned a vehicle on its
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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.
There are no active warnings for this location at this time.