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Extreme Mircroburst
associated with a supercell storm

[Image: extreme microburst (58K)]
Photograph by: Moller

This is an extreme microburst event in a supercell storm, looking west. Although no wall cloud was present, baseball hail was occurring in the precipitation shaft on the right, with a rotating updraft base in the center of the photograph. A very rapid right to left movement was visible with the rain foot. "Guesstimations" were that winds were above 80 MPH in the microburst.

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Credits and Acknowledgments for WW2010.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.