Microburst = a sudden, powerful, localized air current, especially a downdraft
ANATOMY OF A MICROBURST
This storm was the PERFECT example of a microburst. Sudden downward deluge of rain and powerful wind, fueled by evaporative cooling. This image was sent in by a former meteorologist here from today's storm! #VegasWeather #nvwx pic.twitter.com/I5nb3Vjtrb
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) July 21, 2018
Monsoon season has us "bursting at the seams" this year at the Henderson Pavilion… literally!
— Henderson Pavilion (@COHPavilion) July 24, 2018
Check out this incredible timelapse of the microburst that hit the Green Valley area on Friday! Gusts to 70 MPH and lots of damage were reported with this storm.
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) July 23, 2018
— ABC News (@ABC) July 25, 2018