April 22, 2020
March is traditionally a kite flying month, because of all the wind. And now we're well into April and it has even been windier than ever lately, including dust devils, as they used to call whirlwinds in these parts.
Dust devils form as a swirling updraft under sunny conditions during fair weather, rarely coming close to the intensity of a tornado, according to Wikipedia. But their wind speed can reach as high as 75 mph or even more so on rare occasions where people and property can actually be endangered.
Dust devils do indeed mostly form under a bright sunny sky and we've certainly had...