Video: Powerful Dust Dvil During Soccer Match

The video title says 'Sudden Tornado During Football Match", but this is actually a Dust Devil.  None the less, this is a amazing video showing how quick a Dust Devil can form and how destructive one can be.  Regardless of if it's a tornado or Dust Devil, it's not always the wind that injures you, it's the debris being thrown around by the wind.

There have been several documented Dust Devils that produced winds of up to 75 miles an hour, equivalent to an EF0 tornado.

Wikipedia.org definition of a Dust Devil:

A dust devil is a strong, well-formed, and relatively long-lived whirlwind, ranging from small (half a meter wide and a few meters tall) to large (more than 10 meters wide and more than 1000 meters tall). The primary vertical motion is upward. Dust devils are usually harmless, but rare ones can grow large enough to threaten both people and property.

They are comparable to tornadoes in that both are a weather phenomenon of a vertically oriented rotating column of air. Most tornadoes are associated with a larger parent circulation, the mesocyclone on the back of a supercell thunderstorm. Dust devils form as a swirling updraft under sunny conditions during fair weather, rarely coming close to the intensity of a tornado.

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