Wareham slammed by possible microburst

By Melissa M. Werthmann, Globe Correspondent The National Weather Service is dispatching a survey team to Wareham to investigate reports of a possible microburst that slammed parts of the town with violent winds and heavy thunderstorms Tuesday night. “We’re sending a crew down now and then we’ll know more,� said Bill Simpson, meteorologist with the [...]

 

 

 

 

Tuesday’s violent storm was a ‘microburst’ or ‘downburst’ preceded by a ‘gust …

The downburst photographed from Canton appears as a funnel due to the strong inflow jet at its rear, from the left. Photo by Danielle Tracy.

  Anna Costanzo photographed the storm billowing up next to Lawrence Avenue Elementary School as it moved west. Many people who were watching the sky when the big storm hit last week swear they saw a funnel cloud, and some even got photographs. The National Weather Service said the violent …