(05/31/2019)
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a microburst ripped through Wirt County Wednesday, as brief high winds crossed Calhoun with over 50 mile per hour speeds.

The microburst produced winds between 80 mph and 90 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

National Weather Service investigators said there were several areas along Okey Full Road where numerous hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted.

Part of a roof was also lifted off of a house trailer and a small shed was lifted off a cinder block foundation.

Historically, West Virginia has not been known as a place for tornadoes or microbursts, the number of short lived tornadoes has dramatically increased with climate change.


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