Microburst wind storms leave Huntsville damaged

HUNTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — A microburst toppled massive trees, snapped branches, blew down power lines and damaged homes in a four-block area of Huntsville. Weber County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryon Hadley says no one was injured, but three homes and a barn were damaged during the Thursday storm. Damage estimates were not yet available. National Weather Service hydrologist Brian McInerney says the microburst was spawned by thunderstorms that produced winds in excess of 60 mph across northern Utah. A microburst is a strong downdraft that induces an outburst of wind over an area up to a mile wide. Microbursts typically last less than 20 minutes. Huntsville City Park was hard hit with at least a half-dozen massive fir trees uprooted. Some had been planted more than 80 years ago to honor World War I veterans.

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