A downburst in Norman, Oklahoma, sent people scurrying for cover as it unexpectedly brought severe weather conditions to the town on Tuesday. Fortunately a few cameras caught the terrifying storm, and the clips have made it onto YouTube. A downburst can produce damage similar to a tornado, and is created with an area of rain-cooled air sinks to the ground and rapidly bursts outward. The phenomenon can create winds up to 150 mph, though the winds in Norman were only measured up to 70 mph...Read Full Story
A downburst is a sudden weather event where wind and temperature conditions combine in such a way that heavy, almost tornado-like winds occur at ground level without warning. Find more downburst pictures, news and information below.