Macroburst Confirmed in Caroline and Kent Co. Tuesday

Macoburst

 

Caroline Co., Md. and Kent Co., Del. – The National Weather Service has confirmed that a macroburst caused extensive damage across parts of Caroline and Kent Counties in Maryland and Delaware, Tuesday evening.

A survey team with the NWS found a continuous damage path spanning 18 miles and as wide as 4 miles, starting near Denton, MD and continuing across the Delaware line through Andrewsville, Farmington and just outside of Harrington.

A macroburst is a somewhat larger version of a microburst, where a localized downburst of winds within a thunderstorm can cause similar destruction as a tornado or hurricane.

For perspective, the maximum winds of 110 mph with this macroburst were consistent with a high-end EF-1 tornado or a high-end Category 2 hurricane.

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