Friday, August 14, 2015

A VIDEO OF A MICROBURST?

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.  https://www.facebook.com/mikeweatherman/posts/10207164541813425

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           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avvs79OO0bE


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