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06/14/2018

TAKE COVER! Porta Potty Takes Flight In Colorado...

This video starts off by showcasing a nice, quiet day in Commerce City, Colorado. Things quickly turn chaotic as fierce winds pick up out of nowhere. Porta potties are tossed like toys, one of them lofted several stories high. People can be seen running and ducking for cover, even throwing themselves on top of their children for protection. You might be wondering how this could be possible with nothing but blue sky overhead. These gusty winds were clearly the result of a dust devil. A dust devil is a strong, well-formed, and relatively long-lived whirlwind, ranging from small (half a meter wide and a few meters tall) to large (more than 10 meters wide and more than 1000 meters tall). They are usually harmless, but can on rare occasions grow large enough to pose a threat to both people and property. Notice how the wind changes direction at the end of the video as the dust devil spins by...

Video Credit: The Real World Insider

 

 

-Rick DeLuca

Rick

https://www.facebook.com/RickDeLucaWeather

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