Thursday, June 9, 2011

Heat Bursts and other strange things I've never heard of

In the early morning hours of June 8th, 2011, the temperature rose from 85 degrees to 102 in 20 minutes.  This spawned a 50 mph wind through the city around 12:22 AM.

The meteorological explanation was that rain falling cools the air beneath it.  The colder air falls quickly and as it falls it's warmed and compressed quickly.

The pictures are from a co-workers house on the west side of Wichita.  Neighbors shed was picked up by the wind and thrown at her house.

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