Saturday, May 25, 2024

"Stunning Microburst"...


"Stunning Microburst"

I've been known as a storm chaser for many years but in this case, the storm was chasing me.  As I was driving around Utah, I kept seeing this storm in my rear view mirror. Finally, I decided to stop for a while and watch the storm approach. To my surprise, I witnessed an impressive microburst. A microburst is a localized column of sinking air (downdraft) within a thunderstorm, usually less than 3 miles in diameter. You can see this below the cloud, almost appearing as a mushroom shape.

Bluff, Utah.
Photo # IM7_2105-133cbw.
(c) Kelly Shipp



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