View Full Version : Microburst

09-02-2010, 04:09 PM
Well I now know what it feels like to be "in" a microburst. Just came back from a walk with the kids and rushing to get them inside as the rain came fast. Saw the stroller out the door start to get blown away so I ran out to grab it. I got 5 steps out the door when the wind went nuts and picked me up off of my feet and threw me a couple feet away. I'm 6'2", 255lbs, I don't just get tossed around!

But I did save the stroller!!

09-02-2010, 09:58 PM
Holy crap! @-) And what the heck is a microburst...mini-tornado? Anyhow, glad the stroller is safe. Oh yeah, and you too. LOL! :D

09-02-2010, 10:12 PM
It's where a down draft during a thunder storm hits the ground with such force that it almost explodes with wind speed as high as 120mph. It's usually contained to a really small area, so yeah it's like a mini tornado in size but not so mini in it's force. I damn near crapped myself, thought I was going off to OZ and not the OZ with BBQ'd shrimp!

Jackie R
09-03-2010, 06:50 AM
Wow! That's insane! Lucky you were not hurt Retro. http://theadultgamer.com/images/smilies/shock.gif