Conway was hit by microburst, National Weather Service confirms

Wind speeds were about 80 MPH in northern part of town

Image courtesy: Scott Gagnon via Report It.

CONWAY, Mass. (WWLP) – The National Weather Service says that part of the Franklin County town of Conway was hit by a microburst as severe storms moved through the area Wednesday evening.

According to the NWS, winds of 80 miles per hour came down a path of about a half-mile in length near Bent Nail Road. That is in the northern part of town, not far from the Deerfield River.

The microburst snapped several trees midway up. One downed tree came down on a backyard shed, and caused minor damage to a home.

There were also downed trees across the Deerfield River in Shelburne, where the NWS says that wind speeds were likely closer to 60 miles per hour. No one was injured in either Conway or Shelburne.

The NWS made their announcement Friday afternoon, after analyzing radar imagery, damage photos, and media reports.

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