Timelapse captures 'microburst' storm dumping huge amounts of rain and hail over one area in Calgary

Mail Online | 5/19/2020 | James Pero For Dailymail.com
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A fascinating video captures a mushroom-cloud like storm that dumped localized hail and rain across a swath of Calgary.

In a timelapse video, the storm cell, called a 'microburst,' is shown rolling across the sky, with its cylindrical plume of precipitation rising up and connecting with the clouds to form what some might have confused for a tornado.

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According to the National Weather Service, microbursts happen when a thunderstorm begins to suspend water droplets and hail in its updraft.

Sometimes, if the updraft is strong enough, large amounts of precipitation get caught in the upper portion of the storm.

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As the draft dissipates and the storm shifts, however, the droplets and hail are released, unleashing a deluge of rain and ice particles onto the ground.

In some cases, these types of storms can lead to extreme damage on the areas in which they fall.

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On top of powerful precipitation, the storms can also unleash winds up to 100 mph which is why the National Weather Service says the storm should be taken...
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