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A straight line wind is a new one to me. I've never heard of those.

Micro bursts, on the other hand, I have. They are basically columns of air that blow straight down with pretty high velocity and just flatten things. One took out a ride at Kennywood a few years back.

A tornado that develops but fails to touch the ground is a thing. They usually break apart as they are forming but I can see them causing damage to things with some height to them, like trees, before they break apart again.

Mother Nature does some pretty weird stuff and as much as certain people want to act like they know everything, especially those in the science fields, there is plenty of evidence to show that they have only scratched the surface.

Look at how weather forecasters can't get the predictions right beyond a day or two but want to say they can predict how the climate is going to be in 5 years or so. And they keep discovering new things and creatures all the time or they find something they thought went extinct.

among other phenomena a straight line wind is the advancing side of a micro burst. it's a combination of the out flow and advancing speed.
on the back side where the advance cancels out the outflow is what pilots really don't like.
 


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whereas a tornado just zooms through and finishes its work in mere minutes.
I think that's what shocked a lot of the people in this area. "the amount of destruction in such a short time period"
 

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I think that's what shocked a lot of the people in this area. "the amount of destruction in such a short time period"
They're horrible.
 

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I think that's what shocked a lot of the people in this area. "the amount of destruction in such a short time period"
Amen. I was not here, but my wife neighbors and friends said the “railroad roar” was less than a minute, and the actual damage took no longer than a traffic accident.

When my wife called me and said the house was destroyed, in my mind, I was like “my buddy and I’ll get a couple chainsaws and take down the tree on the house.“ It was only when I got close and I was riding through the destruction to the house, and then saw the house, that I got panicky and upset, and asked if she was OK.!!!

(of course, that was a dozen years before the divorce).
 

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I was referring to the tornados. Once I meet the people, I'll evaluate them on their own merits.
 

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I was referring to the tornados. Once I meet the people, I'll evaluate them on their own merits.
I'm probably the worst example. My neighbors all seem to be decent folk, now that the Crackhouse has been demolished.
 

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