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What is a Rain Foot?

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What the heck is a rain foot?

Today we are looking at the weather term rain foot.

A rain foot is when rain appears to spread outwards from the main downdraft area of a storm. This bulge in the rain appears to be spreading out horizontally across the ground versus falling straight down.

Rain appears to be moving horizontally because it is doing just that.

You can bet a wet microburst is occurring when you spot a rain foot in storms. Check out the time-lapse of what happens with this rain foot as it progresses.

In the video, do you notice the rain and dust blowing out and away from the downdraft at a rapid speed? There were 65 miles per hour winds reported in this specific feature at the time this particular clip was taken.

When the momentum of the rain falling hits the ground and spreads outwards is when a rain foot appears in a storm. This momentum can create some very severe weather locally.

For the most part, a rain foot is very typical of higher based summer activity, and it signifies where damaging winds are likely occurring within a storm.

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What the heck is a rain foot? Today we are looking at the weather term rain foot. A rain foot is when rain appears to spread outwards from the main downdraft area of a storm. This bulge in the rain appears to be spreading out horizontally across the ground versus falling straight down. Rain appears to be moving horizontally because it is doing just that. A rain foot is a visual indicator a wet microburst is ongoing. Check out the time-lapse of what happens with this rain foot as it progresses. In the video, do you notice the rain and dust blowing out and away from the downdraft at a rapid speed? There were 65 miles per hour winds reported in this specific feature at the time this particular clip was taken. A rain foot occurs when the momentum of the rain falling hits the ground and spreads outwards. This momentum can create some very severe weather locally. A rain foot is very typical of higher based summer activity, and it signifies where damaging winds are likely occurring within a storm. #storm #weather #sky #nature #instaweather #instanature #natureza #instaweatherpro #stormchasing #thunderstorm #stormysky #stormy #skylovers #igsky #video #atmosphere #science #badweather #stormyweather #naturelovers #instanature #greatplains #stormchasers #tornadoalley #thunderstorm #tornado #lightning

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