There are many stunning weather events that occur across the globe every day, but some are more rare than others. If you are lucky enough to see one, you know you’ve witnessed something truly spectacular. That’s what happened to photographer and storm chaser Bryan Snyder when he was taking photographs in Tucson, Arizona. He noticed a large cloud rapidly forming over the city and then dropping a “rain bomb”.
Known as a wet microburst, the rare weather phenomenon occurs when a column of cool air suddenly sinks rapidly through the middle of a storm. As the air impacts the ground, it mushrooms out and creates powerful winds (up to 150 miles per hour). And when there is moisture in the air, rain will plummet down in a sudden and violent downpour.
Luckily for us, Snyder filmed the whole thing! Take a look at the short video below to see the microburst in action. Incredible!
Be sure to share this rare rain bomb with your friends and family!