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The website quoted locals as saying they had noticed large cracks on the ground at the Shrikrishna Community Forest in Banke district, some 360 km west of Kathmandu, but the weather was calm last Monday when the incident took place.
ONE OF THE WORST: An usually strong and widespread down-burst event hit northern Wisconsin on the 4th of July, 1977, with winds that were estimated to exceed 115 mph, and completely flattening thousands of acres of forest.
Hundreds of trees in Sawyer county blown down by the northern Wisconsin downbursts. Photo by Dr. Ted Fujita, "The Downburst."
Damage from an intense "microburst" embedded within the larger "macroburst." Photo by Dr. Ted Fujita, "The Downburst."
Photos of a burst swath caused by a "rotor" microburst at Northwood Beach. Photos by Dr. Ted Fujita, "The Downburst."
A barn near Phillips blown apart by the downburst. Immediately after the storm, local residents reported that they were hit by tornadoes. Photos by Dr. Ted Fujita, "The Downburst."
Damage near Duroy Lake in Phillips. From "The Storm...July 4, 1977."
I have not seen any further details on the Nepal tree felling story.
I examined weather records at the time of the incident, and did see some isolated severe storms in the area.
Proper attribution to the source was given in the Earthweek item.
Steve Newman,Earthweek AuthorUniversal Press Syndicate
Originally posted by must be a way
Although this thread is very intriging Its also so very strange that there is very little follow up and pics available.
Originally posted by pluckynoonez plucky wasn't around, can I be assured that those trees made a sound?
Originally posted by serpentine
I emailed earhtwatch as well, since I found no other references.
However, Hemlal Aryal, a forest official, said that they would soon visit the site to find out what is behind the incident.