Clifton Heights, PA
Photograph - Digital
A wet microburst associated with a supercell thunderstorm near Seymour, Texas. A microburst is a downdraft from a thunderstorm which produces strong straight-line (read: non-rotating) wind gusts at the surface, while a "wet" microburst is a strong downdraft contained within the storm's precipitation core. In this instance, the wet microburst is evidenced by a "rain foot" (a horizontal extension & curl near the edge of the precipitation core) at the surface near the center of the image. Fortunately, this microburst occurred over mostly open country. This photograph was taken in May, 2012.
September 18th, 2013
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