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    Microburst

    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!!


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    Re: Microburst

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

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    Re: Microburst

    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!


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    Re: Microburst

    Wow! That's insane! Lucky you were not hurt Retro.

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