Caption: Timelapse footage of dust being blown from the ground by virga associated with a thunderstorm. The developing thunderstorm is seen in the distance. A microburst is a fast-falling column of cold air, here cooled by the evaporation of the virga, seen as grey streaks. Virga is precipitation that evaporates before reaching the ground. Microbursts are a severe hazard to aircraft, as the winds can be very strong. Filmed in Colorado, USA, on a summer afternoon.

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Keywords: afternoon, america, atmosphere, blowing, clouds, cold air, colorado, congestus, cumulonimbus, cumulus, danger, dangerous, dry, dust, dusty, environment, evaporation, hazard, hazardous, meteorology, microburst, microbursts, precipitation, sky, summer, threatening, timelapse, turbulent, us, usa, virga, weather

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Dry microburst, timelapse

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Duration: 00:00:24.28

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