Microburst in Carpinteria Hillsides?

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There was a microburst in the La Mirada area of Carpinteria at 5:12 on the morning of January 2, 2020. It lasted about 2-5 minutes. I have seen nothing in the news about that, but it definitely happened.

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uptown Jan 04, 2020 07:45 AM
Microburst in Carpinteria Hillsides?

I believe you experienced something, but don't think it was a "microburst" as they are associated with thunderstorms. High winds can occur due to multiple factors and do not necessarily represent a microburtst. Could you describe what happened? From the National Weather Service: A microburst is a localized column of sinking air (downdraft) within a thunderstorm and is usually less than or equal to 2.5 miles in diameter. Microbursts can cause extensive damage at the surface, and in some instances, can be life-threatening....Instability, high precipitable water (PW), dry air in the mid levels, and strong winds in the dry layer are just a few of the parameters necessary for the development of microbursts.

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