JOPLIN, Mo. – Doppler radar shows a small microburst or two in Joplin last night.
KOAM Chief Meteorologist Doug Heady says from about 10:35 to 10:50 pm, he picked up a little bit of shear on the radar. It showed the microbursts on the west and south side of Joplin.
A microburst is a quick downburst of winds that can be as high as 100 mph in a very localized area. Doug says a lot of times, microbursts are confused with tornadoes. He provides the difference that tornadoes rotate while microbursts are like dumping a glass of water on the ground. A microburst is a downburst of winds that spread out when it hits the surface.
KOAM got some video of some of the damage from the area of the microbursts. We spoke with a resident on S. Porter. They said the biggest sweetgum tree in the neighborhood was damaged and came down sometime between midnight and 3:00 am.
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