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Comment icon #7 Posted by spgtmg89 on 8 October, 2004, 18:51
I believe this is called a "Dust Devil" and according to http://weather.ncbuy.com/, here is the definition of what a "dust devil" is: A small atmospheric vortex not associated with a thunderstorm, which is made visible by a rotating cloud of dust or debris (dust whirl). Dust devils form in response to surface heating during fair, hot weather; they are most frequent in arid or semi-arid regions.
Comment icon #6 Posted by prescott on 4 January, 2005, 23:09
yeah it's a dust devil... cool pic
Comment icon #5 Posted by pez on 17 February, 2005, 23:59
I see these all the time near my house. About this same size, too. No offense, but it's not that special.
Comment icon #4 Posted by undefined_innocence on 14 March, 2005, 10:54
I think its awesome, ive never seen one in real before, only in pictures.
Comment icon #3 Posted by aghimacrazyduckofdoom on 23 April, 2006, 20:26
Dust devil those are cool
Comment icon #2 Posted by sorina on 10 July, 2006, 22:43
Yepp, that's a dust devil, my friends. But still cool, I mean, doesn't matter if it's not a real mile-wide twister, you can still have some nasty debris onto you, when you are getting so close.
Comment icon #1 Posted by jack_of_blades on 2 September, 2007, 8:49
One hot summer here in PA I saw one of these at a construction site.


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