Did Sevier County have a microburst Tuesday night?


SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Sevier County experienced heavy rain last night and what looks like it could have been a microburst.

Looking at radar imagery and reports of tree damage in Sevier County in the Sevierville and Pigeon Forge areas, it’s possible there was a microburst.

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Microbursts occur when storms grow vertically quickly, then no longer can support themselves and the energy from above crashes straight down. Microbursts can cause wind damage.

What appears as a possible microburst happened just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

See our latest forecast information East Tennessee from the WATE Storm Team.

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