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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 4:58 PM EDT on July 31, 2014

...Macroburst /straight line wind damage/ confirmed near Pleasant Ridge in Tucker County northern West Virginia...

Location...Pleasant Run in Tucker County northern West Virginia date...July 27 2014 estimated time...930 PM EDT estimated maximum wind speed...105-110 mph

* 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 Pittsburgh PA has confirmed a macroburst /straight line wind damage/ near Pleasant Ridge in Tucker County northern West Virginia on July 27 2014.

Additional information will be available upon return of the storm survey team to the National Weather Service office. Information in this report was relayed via telephone for faster dissemination of basic information.

This information can also be found on our website at weather.Gov/Pittsburgh.

For reference... a macroburst is a convective downdraft with an affected outflow area of at least 2 1/2 miles wide and peak winds lasting between 5 and 20 minutes. Intense macrobursts may cause tornado-force damage of up to EF3 intensity. Straight-line winds are generally any wind that is not associated with rotation...used mainly to differentiate them from tornadic winds.