Have You Ever Experienced a Downburst?

When the video begins, note the stoplights are out because the downburst has caused the power to fail in the area. The trees aren't moving in the non-rainy air.

When he drives into the rain, the trees are swaying and the rain is very heavy. This is typical of downbursts.

If you would like to learn more about how we tamed downbursts, tornadoes and hurricanes, may I recommend my book, below. It is the non-technical, gripping story of how meteorologists risked their careers to create the storm warning system.


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