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20 July 2016

Memphis Airport Hit by Strong Microburst

Here is a radar image showing the nearly circular outflow boundary, from the NWS in Memphis. Here are the obs from the airport at the time of the event. Angela Fritz, at Capital Weather Gang, posted an image of an amazing downburst over Phoenix earlier this week here. The damage from these events are often mistaken for tornado damage, and a famous downburst led to the crash of Delta Airlines …

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