IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 04 August 2008

Heat Burst Event

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 06:38 AM

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Taken from Sioux Falls Pavillion site
The featured time trace is taken from one of the KELO-TV WeatherNet stations in Sioux Falls on Sunday morning. The rapid and temporary rise in temperature and drop in dew point is a classic signature. These events are often caused by rapidly decaying thunderstorms producing a downward rush of air that warms as the pressure increases. This air hits the ground and spreads out over a limited area producing high winds with hot and dry conditions.

Good = 24
Bad = 8

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