VIDEO: Dust Devil Forms in Timnath Over the Weekend
If you live in the Timnath area, you may have seen this whirlwind for yourself. On what appears to be Saturday (given the clear skies), a large dust devil formed in an open field.
Not quite as threatening — or destructive — as a tornado, and still kind of cool to witness: dust devils. According to Britannica, dust devils 'occur most frequently under hot, clear-sky conditions with light winds,' and are most likely to occur in the early afternoon. Typically, they only last a few minutes.
9NEWS Meteorologist Cory Reppenhagen shared the video below, taken by Angela Austin in Timnath.
With our dry, fire-prone climate, 'smoke devils' are possible, too, like the one seen about a month ago near mile marker 420.
CBS4 Denver says that while severe weather can happen any time in Colorado, the typical season for hail and tornadoes — weather events that can do some real damage, unlike dust devils — 'usually ramps up in May, peaks in the third week in June, and then quickly decreases in July.'
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