About That Storm on July 30
About that storm that ripped the roof off Comal Cafe . . .
Check out the time-lapse video above for a look at a microburst producing gusty winds near Canyon Lake on July 30th. The winds tore the roof off Comal Cafe and downed trees in the area.
One Facebook post by a local described it as a “crazy little storm” while another observed the lightning was magnificent.
A resident on the south side of the lake reported an inch of rain and damage to landscaping.
According to the National Weather Service, a microburst is a localized column of sinking air (downdraft) within a thunderstorm and is usually less than or equal to 2.5 miles in diameter.
Microbursts can cause extensive damage at the surface and, in some instances, can be life-threatening.
There are two primary types of microbursts: 1) wet microbursts and 2) dry microbursts. Wet microbursts are accompanied by significant precipitation and are common in the Southeast during the summer months.