1.2.4.2.3. Evaporative cooling, virga and downbursts

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[ADVANCED] x.5. Heat burst / nova stran

Some remarkable heat burst events:

  • Torcy, Seine-et-Marne, France – April 29, 2012:
  • Wichita, Kansas – June 9, 2011: between 12:22 and 12:24 am temperatures rose from 29 °C to 39 °C in winds up to 80 km/h.
  • Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas – June 11, 2004: National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma reported a heat burst at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas just before local midnight. Temperature abruptly rose from 28.3 °C to 34.4 °C in winds gusting up to 116 km/h. Dewpoint fell from 21.1 °C to 3.9 °C.
  • Midland, Texas – June 16, 2008: wind gusts up to 100 km/h recorded, temperature rose from 21.7 °C to 36.1 °C in minutes.
  • Emporia, Kansas – May 25, 2008: temperature increased from 21.7 °C to 32.8 °C betwen 4:44 and 5:11 am.
  • Cherokee, Oklahoma – July 11, 1909: at 3 am in the morning temperature rose to 57.8 °C, reportedly desiccating crops.