Weather 101: Downburst

Posted at 7:46 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 17:15:59-04

Today's Weather 101 breaks down how a downburst develops and why it's so damaging. The video also looks at why this is so dangerous for pilots.

Watch "Weather 101: Downburst" in the player below:

After watching the video you should be able to answer:
1. What direction does a downburst wind flow?
2. Why would a downburst be so dangerous if you are in an airplane?
3. What is a microburst?
4. How big is a macroburst?