“A microburst is a localized column of sinking air (downdraft) within a thunderstorm and is usually less than or equal to 2.5 miles in diameter. Microbursts can cause extensive damage at the surface, and in some instances, can be life-threatening.”- National Weather Service
Microbursts are fascinating. It’s rare to catch the damage caused by one on video, but the rise in home security cameras is leading to more evidence of the damage one can cause.
The National Weather Service says that wind speeds in microbursts can exceed 100 mph which is equivalent to an EF-1 tornado!
The video below shows a microburst striking a home in an undisclosed location. The high wind speeds and flying debris shatters the home’s front door in just a matter of seconds.