Weather Service Confirms Microburst in Southern New Hampshire

September 9, 2014

The National Weather Service says a microburst with wind speeds as high as 110 mph whipped through southern New Hampshire, bringing down multiple trees.

Unlike a tornado, wind doesn’t rotate during a microburst but rather moves in straight lines. Such incidents typically last less than five minutes and cover an area of less than 2 1/2 miles wide.

The damage happened last Saturday afternoon in Hollis, New Hampshire, where several large trees were uprooted or snapped in half. At least one home was damaged by a falling tree.

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