I never heard a thing…

I never heard a thing

Sometime Saturday afternoon the first of July 2017 a significant event happened about a football field distance from me.

I live in a park model in an RV Resort in Surprise, Arizona. The temperature was in the triple-digit range. When it’s hot, most folks stay inside. That’s where I was, editing my dog book.

Outside the weather suddenly affected at least four of the park models. A microburst of energy was happening.

A microburst is a violent storm that produces damage in a starburst pattern, with straight-line winds radiating away from the point of impact. That is good news for neighbors. The damage area is relatively narrow in scope.

Here are some photos.

microburst.-1

The park model in the foreground used to have a carport attached to it. The carport is laying in the street in the background.  There isn’t too much damage to the park model directly next door.

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The debris was flung everywhere. This piece was about 100 feet away in a tree.

microburst-tree

  That is the nice thing about a microburst. They can be small… affecting only a few houses.

On the other hand, a microburst can cover a couple of mile area. Here is a major microburst that happened to the Phoenix area on June 16, 2016.

300-7-16-16 microbust phoenix-

So… I was lucky. I was peacefully working in my home. I didn’t hear anything… but only a few streets away terrific damage was happening.

 

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