... Public information statement...
A NWS meteorologist surveyed microburst damage from a severe
thunderstorm that occurred around 3:30 PM on Wednesday may 22nd in
Teays Valley... West Virginia. The microburst had wind speeds of 70-80 mph
causing several trees to be blown down or uprooted... ultimately
leading to the destruction of two Mobile homes and damage to
several more Mobile homes. In addition... an uprooted tree turned a
vehicle on its side. The microburst was approximately 150 yards
wide and 0.32 miles long.