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    Mississippi Workers Spot Growing Dust Devil

    Mississippi Workers Spot Growing Dust Devil

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    Tucker Hoffman, a local Mississippi man, recently struck video gold this week after managing to capture a forming dust devil in the Ackerman area.

    According to the American Meteorological Society (AMS), a dust devil is a well-developed, but small dust whirl that tends to form for a short period of time. An average height for the weather event is roughly 200 meters, with a diameter ranging from about 3 meters to 30 meters.

    “Dust devils are best developed on a hot, calm afternoon with clear skies, in a dry region when intense surface heating causes a very steep lapse rate of temperature in the lowest 100 m of the atmosphere,” AMS notes.

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