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Hurricane Mike
04-23-2010, 11:11 PM
Hey folks,
I was out golfing in Stouffville today and am convinced I saw a dust devil crossing one of the farmers fields a few hundred metres away. My only concern is that while I was reading up on them tonight, I learned that there's a certain amount of heat that's required for these things to form, chiefly near the ground. While it was sunny and 16 degrees at the time, I'm just wondering if it's too early in the year for these to form or if they can actually happen this early in the season. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks!

04-28-2010, 04:11 PM
maybe if the shear was strong enough to make up for the lack of heat , was the field bone dry? maybe the same factors that make a snow devil came into play?