National Weather Service Confirms Macroburst Hit Brookfield
The National Weather Service has people surveying the storm damage in area towns. They have confirmed that the storm that did extensive damage in Brookfield was what's termed a macroburst.
According to a press release on the NWS website, a macroburst is a storm that "can produce as much if not more damage as tornadoes due to its size and scope."
The macroburst had maximum wind speeds of up to 100-110 miles per hour, and its biggest impact was a swath about two and a half miles long and five miles wide, with the worst damage starting around the Candlewood Shores area and extending across Rt 7 to Lake Lillinonah.
According to Fox 61 Meteorologist Rachel Frank, the NWS is surveying damage in Brookfield, Danbury, New Milford, Newtown, Oxford, Ridgefield, Southbury, Winsted, Bethany, Hamden, Cheshire and Durham. The results of their other field tests will be released in a Public Information statement by 8:00 PM tonight.
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