This unexpected dust devil formed on the baseball field at McCarren Park in Greenpoint last sunday afternoon.
At this time, the Brooklyn Park was crowded with sunbathers. And they recorded it!
Conditions in the Brooklyn hype McCarren Park on Sunday were ideal for a dust twister. They indeed form on a clear day when the ground is heated by the sun, warming the air just above the ground.
This freak phenomenon is a strong, well-formed, and relatively long-lived whirlwind, ranging from small (half a meter wide and a few meters tall) to large (more than 10 meters wide and more than 1,000 meters tall).
Dust devils are usually harmless, but can on rare occasions grow large enough to pose a threat to both people and property. Do you remember this terrifying fire and dustnado?
I wish I had the chance to experience this windy phenomenon LIVE once! What about you?