The National Weather Service announced on Tuesday that areas of Chenango County did not see tornado-type winds, but rather straight-line wind damage (or microbursts).
A microburst is a downdraft with an outflow area of less than 2.5 miles wide and peak winds lasting less than five minutes. These microbursts can cause damaging winds.
A large squall line of severe thunderstorms moved across the whole area Monday evening, including Chenango County between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
The storms caused sporadic damage through much of the area, from Chenango County into Otsego County, but a powerful microburst was contained within the line. It struck around 8:18 p.m. near the City of Norwich Reservoir along Route 23.
90 to 100 mph winds accelerated up the valley, and then snapped or uprooted
approximately 100 healthy trees on the east side of the reservoir.
No one was injured.