Friday, August 14, 2015


To my readers- many people do not know what causes straight line wind damage. Other than an acutual squall line, a microburst causes wind damage and heavy flash flooding rain. Today I have provided probably the best example of a microburst in a video that I have ever seen that happened in Tuscon AZ.

Some interesting things about microbursts are that they are very localized as seen in the video, produce heavy rain and blackout conditions, wind damage and bring a plane down quicker than anything else. Just imagine a plane trying to fly through this. In Dallas in 1991, a Delta airline flight tried to fly in a microburst. The video is seen  here 

The next 90 degree heat wave starts on Saturday. Stay cool. Maybe a thunderstorm on Saturday with the warm front. WE need the rain.