BergenSkywarn Post Storm Official NWS Survey Photos
Harrington Park - Bergen County NJ
August 6 2008
Damage Resulting From An Early Morning (6:30 AM) Microburst

Doppler Radar Image Captures Before And After The Event
NWS Public Information Statement On This Event Is Below

View Of Site Damage Looking North On Schraalenburg Road Intersection With Lafayette, Tappan and Harriot Roads From Closter

11 Harriot Road Harrington Park NJ Microburst Impact Location (Intersection Of Schraalenburg, Lafayette, Tappan and Harriot Roads)

Large Oak Tree Blown Over In Front Of 11 Harriot Road (foreground) And Another Tall Evergreen Tree Blown Over And Damaging Roof and Chimney (background)

Snapped Off Tree Top In Rear Of 21 Harriot Road

Snapped Off 80 Foot Plus Pair Of Evergreens In Rear Of 11 Harriot Road (Snapped at approximately the 15 Foot Level) Top Of One Of The Evergreen Trees Shown On The Left, Indicating A Clean, Non-twisted Break, Indicative Of Straight Line Wind Damage
Snapped Off 50 Foot Plus Tree In Rear Of 21 Harriot Road (Snapped at approximately the 25 Foot Level Top Of The Tree Shown On The Left, Indicating A Clean, Non-twisted Break, Indicative Of Straight Line Wind Damage
 

Doppler Radar Captures Just Before and Just After The Microburst Event
NWS Upton NY KOKX

 

!!! WEATHER ALERT This Is A BergenSkywarn WEATHER ALERT !!!
                   www.bergenskywarn.org

NOUS41 KOKX 061904
PNSOKX
CTZ005>012-NJZ002>006-011-NYZ067>081-070300-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY
305 PM EDT WED AUG 6 2008

...A MICROBURST WITH AROUND 90 MPH WINDS DOWNED TREES IN HARRINGTON 
PARK NEW JERSEY THIS MORNING...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS ALONG WITH BERGEN COUNTY 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SKYWARN OFFICIALS HAVE DETERMINED THAT A 
MICROBURST IMPACTED THE TOWN OF HARRINGTON PARK IN BERGEN COUNTY 
AROUND 640 AM AUGUST 6TH. 

SITE SURVEYS WERE PERFORMED BY BERGEN COUNTY AND SKYWARN OFFICIALS. 
THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS...DOCUMENTATION AND NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR 
CONFIRMED THAT A MICROBURST OCCURRED ALONG A WEST TO EAST RUNNING 
PATH ONE-QUARTER MILE LONG AND 200 YARDS WIDE. THIS PATH WAS ROUGHLY 
FROM 11 HARRIOT AVENUE...WHERE IT APPEARS THE MICROBURST MADE FIRST 
CONTACT WITH THE GROUND...TO THE WESTERN BORDER OF THE TOWN.

THE MICROBURST BROUGHT DOWN MULTIPLE LARGE TREE BRANCHES...AND A FEW 
LARGE TREES...CAUSING DAMAGE TO 5 TO 10 HOUSES AND SOME PARKED CARS. 
BASED ON THE DAMAGE...PEAK WINDS FROM THIS MICROBURST ARE ESTIMATED 
AT AROUND 90 MPH.

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