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NWS: Microburst caused damage in Kure Beach

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Storm damage in Pleasure Island. Storm damage in Pleasure Island.

KURE BEACH, NC (WECT) – The National Weather Service confirmed a microburst hit Kure Beach Wednesday morning around 9:45.

A microburst is a convective downdraft with an affected outflow area of less than 2.5 miles wide and has peak winds lasting less than five minutes.

According to the NWS, the microburst created a straight-line of wind damage along South Fort Fisher Boulevard near the Kure Beach Fishing Pier. Straight-line winds are generally any wind that is not associated with rotation, used mainly to differentiate them from tornado winds.

A convenience store located on the corner of Fort Fish Blvd. and K Avenue had two large windows blown out and tow outdoor ice machines toppled. According to the NWS, no other damage was discovered during their assessment.

Although reports of funnel clouds were received during Wednesday's storms, the NWS said there was no evidence of any tornado touchdown.

No injuries were reported as a result of this microburst.

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