We don’t often come to know of the amazing and rare moments of nature. We seldom capture astonishing incidents as mother nature is a bit shy to pose on camera. Fortunately an Australian farmer was accidently able capture the rare wet microburst in his field which is also known as a “rain bomb”. This is an incident which is very hard to see. But this farmer was lucky enough to spot these incredible dropping clouds during the heavy storm. Actually this rain bomb can be considered as a mini miracle! It was well captured on cam.
What Does It Mean By A Rain Bomb?
We can identify two types of microbursts. They are dry microbursts and wet microbursts. Rain bombs are the wet microbursts. They are known as rain bombs due to their shape and the impact created when they fall from the sky. Microbursts exert a great force on earth. It’s very similar to a bomb falling in a mass of raindrop. These microbursts are created due to the contact of hot, dry air and heavy rain clouds during a thunderstorm. After the formation of hail or the raindrops they become suspended to fall at the end in a huge mass. However, Peter Thompson, the farmer from Queensland was successful in his effort to capture this incredible incident of the fall of microbursts.
The Phoenix Rain Bomb
Do you remember the phoenix rain bomb which was caught on camera by a storm chaser from Arizona a few years back? Bryan Snider, the particular person, presented the video with a time lapse to show the dramatic way of the rain bomb. The video shows the rain bomb hitting the ground very effectively. His video was stunning and he was thrilled about his achievement.
“While I have seen many microbursts, I’ve never seen one that captured this event so vividly especially after it hit the ground,” Snider said. “I honestly had no idea how I captured it in the way I did – when I first played back the time-lapse, I nearly fell out of my chair.”
What Are The Reasons For A Rain Bomb?
The main necessity to a formation of a rain bomb is a thunderstorm. The downdraft requires a thunderstorm in order to make the column of sinking air. The diameter of the sinking air column averages under 2.5 miles. Even though this is really amazing, it’s quite dangerous when it hits the earth.
The gradual increase of a thunderstorm will suspend the hail stones or the water droplets in a huge amount. The collected amount of these hailstones and water droplets remain in the upper part of the storm. A huge downdraft will be occurred when the air gets cooled. The failure of the updraft to carry the rain gives birth to a rain bomb. This will end up with extremely high winds. These winds normally cause a vast destruction to the area.
Damages From A Rain Bomb
Although this is a wonderful type of a weather phenomena, keep in mind that these are quite more dangerous than you think. According to the investigations carried out, it is said that the speed of the wind can reach over 100 mph. I think that this type of strong rain bomb is similar to the EF-1 tornado according to what I know. This reveals that a rainbomb has its own potential to result in major damages to structures, buildings, and the whole environment.
Rain Bomb Is One Among The Main Dreams Of A Storm Catcher
Bryan has contributed to the world by releasing new information, images and videos on different types of storms. He was dedicated to the process of chasing the storm of Arizona for a long time. “Since 2010, I’ve covered tens of thousands of miles all over Arizona in attempt to capture what I call Arizona’s incredible weather,” stated Bryan. “I couldn’t believe what I caught – I knew at that point that this time-lapse would probably be the most special thing I’ve ever captured.”