is a strong downdraft resulting in a outward burst of damaging winds on or near the ground.
The study finds that downbursts
are dangerous to navigation.
As there was no visible funnel cloud, he said it was more likely a downburst
than a small tornado - though he said it sounded like an un usually strong wind.
- out-rushing air from thunderstorms that slam into the ground and can exceed 100 mph - can do plenty of damage.
The presence of high rates of in-cloud lightning often indicates the potential of severe weather phenomena, including heavy rain, large hail, dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, tornadoes and downburst
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The presence of in-cloud lightning often indicates the potential of severe weather phenomena, including heavy rain, large hail, dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, tornadoes and downburst
In-cloud lightning often serves as a precursor to heavy rain, large hail, dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, tornadoes and downburst
In-cloud lightning detection at high efficiencies enables the prediction of severe weather phenomena such as heavy rain, hail, high winds, tornadoes, downburst
winds and damaging cloud-to-ground strikes.
When a downburst
is found, the system sounds a voice alert and also provides a red or yellow icon on the display screen.
These systems detect a very small fraction of in-cloud lightning, which is critical for advanced forecasting, or nowcasting, of severe weather phenomena such as tornadoes, damaging downburst
winds, wind shear, and deadly cloud-to-ground lightning strikes that often follow five to 30 minutes after in-cloud activity begins.
For example, the Florida Selected Citrus canning plant near Groveland in Lake County was first reported to be hit by a tornado, but inspection later revealed that it was a severe downburst
of wind that had caused more than $500,000 in damage to the plant.