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Greeley Home Looses Its Roof During Apparent Microburst

According to 9News a weather phenomenon known as a microburst occurred in Greeley this afternoon that tore the roof off a home on 49th Avenue Court. Read on to see some pictures of the damage.

At first people thought they were reporting an explosion just before 2PM, but it looks like it was wind the ripped the roof off of the building. Thankfully no one was home when it happened and no other structures were damaged.

But 9News says a building inspector did say the home is now unlivable. You can see some pictures of the damage on the 9News website.

That is absolutely crazy. I know I’m not the only one still on edge during severe weather season thanks to the Windsor tornado of 2008. It’s scary to think that a little storm like this can come out of no-where on a seemingly nice day.

What is a microburst? According to the NOAA,

A microburst is a downdraft (sinking air) in a thunderstorm that is less than 2.5 miles in scale. Some microbursts can pose a threat to life and property, but all microbursts pose a significant threat to aviation. Although microbursts are not as widely recognized as tornadoes, they can cause comparable, and in some cases, worse damage than some tornadoes produce. In fact, wind speeds as high as 150 mph are possible in extreme microburst cases.

[9News]

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