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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA 
524 PM EDT TUE SEP 18 2018

...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY CONCLUDED THAT DAMAGE IN SAUGUS, 
MASSACHUSETTS LATE THIS MORNING WAS FROM STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM LOOKED FIRST-HAND AT DAMAGE 
THAT OCCURRED LATE THIS MORNING IN SAUGUS, MASSACHUSETTS. THEY 
DETERMINED THAT A MICROBURST, OR STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS, WAS THE CAUSE 
OF DOWNED TREES AND TREE LIMBS, A FEW OF WHICH FELL ONTO HOMES.
THE DAMAGE WAS NOT THE RESULT OF A TORNADO.

THE ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS ARE STILL TO BE DETERMINED AFTER REVIEWING 
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND WE WILL MAKE THAT KNOWN AS SOON AS IT IS 
DETERMINED. 

THE SURVEY TEAM WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND 
SKYWARN AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS FOR THEIR HELP.

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