AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that Agawam, Mass. was hit by a microburst Monday afternoon.
According to the NWS in Taunton, two areas in Agawam hit with a microburst, straight line wind damage, damaging multiple homes and cars throughout on July 1st.
The first was in the area of Harvey Johnson Drive where several trees were downed.
The more significant area of damage was the area around Meadow Street where 40 to 50 trees were uprooted and 6 to 8 cars were crushed by fallen trees.
There have been no reports of any injuries, fatalities, or significant structural damage, said the NWS.
According to the NWS website, a microburst is a convective downdraft with an affected outflow area of less than 2 1/2 miles wide and peak winds lasting less than 5 minutes. Microbursts may induce dangerous horizontal and vertical wind shears, which can adversely affect aircraft performance and cause property damage. Straight-line winds are generally any wind that is not associated with rotation, used mainly to differentiate them from tornadic winds.
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