Saturday, June 28, 2014

Dry Downburst at Air Force Academy

As Dr. Ted Fujita discovered, there are dry as well as "wet" downbursts. This is the former striking the ground at the U.S. Air Force Academy field in Colorado earlier this week.

Last month, AccuWeather meteorology Molly McCollum and I chased down a number of dry downbursts in southwest Kansas. The photo below shows soil "exploding" when the strong winds hit the ground.

We'll have much more on downbursts on the blog next week. Stay tuned. 

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