Microburst Confirmed in Western Massachusetts - NECN
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Microburst Confirmed in Western Massachusetts

Winds reached 85 mph on Sunday morning



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    The National Weather Service confirms that a series of microbursts caused damage in Western Massachusetts on Sunday morning.

    A microburst is a localized area of intense, straight line winds that come out of a storm.

    Winds of 85 mph brought down trees, and damaged some boats and homes between Hillsdale, New York and Egremont, Massachusetts.

    The damage occurred between 7:55 and 8:05 a.m. as gusty showers and storms moved through New England.

    Even away from the areas impacted by the microburst winds gusted close to 60 mph on Sunday morning.

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