CSRA (WFXG) - A storm survey crew from the National Weather Service in Columbia, South Carolina confirmed that a microburst struck Augusta on Monday. A preliminary report from the team was microburst/straight line wind damage near the city. The downburst had 100 mph winds it in, which snapped numerous hardwood and softwood trees, one of which fell on a home. Microbursts are often identified as a tornado to the untrained eye. But they still cause the same if not as much damage as a tornado. Tornadoes have rotation, microbursts do do not, its just a sudden downdraft of air, some may have rain, others could be dry.
The last microburst we had was in June 2016 in Mistletoe State Park http://www.wfxg.com/story/32253243/mistletoe-state-park-visitors-react-to-severe-storm-damage