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About That Storm on July 30

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About that storm that ripped the roof off Comal Cafe . . .

Storm damage to Comal Cafe.
A microburst from a heavy storm ripped the roof off Comal Cafe on July 30.

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.

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