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National Weather Service confirms macroburst hit Brookfield on Tuesday

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The National Weather Service says a macroburst caused damage in Brookfield on Tuesday.

Storm Team 8 Senior Meteorologist Fred Campagna reports the macroburst was estimated to be 2.5 miles wide.

A macroburst is a wider microburst. The National Weather Service defines a microburst as “a localized column of sinking air (downdraft) within a thunderstorm…”

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The powerful storm caused damage across the state, knocking out power for thousands and uprooting trees.

Officials say at least two people died due to conditions caused by the storm.

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Crews are continuing to work on Wednesday with clean-up efforts.

Thousands remain without power at this time.

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