Explaining Microbursts, One of Nature's Most Dangerous Wind Storms

Dennis Mersereau · 10/08/14 01:59PM

A major wind event known as a "microburst" leveled thousands of trees in Easthampton, Massachusetts this morning. Microbursts can create more damage than a weak tornado, and they're responsible for many lethal airplane crashes. What is a microburst and how do they form?