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'Hay devil' phenomenon captured on camera

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:52 AM

A man captured footage of a weather phenomenon known as a "hay devil" while in the countryside near his home.

Kevin Farndell was walking through some fields near Dummer, Hampshire, when he saw "straw quite high in the sky".

He added: "As I rounded the corner I could see this vortex of hay whizzing around."

Hay devils, sometimes referred to as dust devils, occur when the ground is hot and the rising warm air lifts up light debris.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...pshire-23895960

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:56 AM

nice!  just recently i had a 30-40' tall dust devil in my back yard.  i live on the top of a ridge of hills and there are all kinds of interesting wind phenomena around.  i really want to get a video of a good dust devil!


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

That was SO cool!

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:41 PM

What an extremely pretty video of a gentle whirlwind :)

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:51 PM

I've never seen one before.  I'm glad he got it on video.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:33 PM

I once read a horror story about dust devils. Never looked at them the same way again.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:43 PM

Really interesting, not a lot of hay fields where I live, mostly dirt.

Wonder when someone will claim its the work of aliens.

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