Thursday, September 08, 2011
Strong winds tossed around RVs weighing more than 5,000 pounds in NH on Labor Day in what meteorologists suspect might have been a microburst.
The National Weather Service is investigating whether a microburst struck a RV lot. RVs were pushed across the lot and into the road near the lot.
"Some of these things were pushed up to 60, 70, 80, 90 yards,it was reported. Apparently, one got airborne and took out the three primary lines and snapped a pole before being dumped on the other side of the street."
Six RVs were destroyed, and another six sustained damage. the damage could have been caused by a microburst, a sinking column of air that produces very strong straight-line winds. The amount of damage caused by a microburst can be similar to a tornado, but the pattern of damage is distinctive.
There were no injuries reported, and the damage was isolated to a small area. Power was knocked out to about 2,000 people and was restored a few hours later.