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Originally posted by Nobama
reply to post by drew1749
it rained so hard that within 15 seconds it shattered a cigarette in half that was sitting within its pack.
Originally posted by Curious and Concerned
Sounds very much like a microburst. They can create intense localised winds and downpours. They can occur with or without precipitation.
I must say though, I'm struggling to believe that there were no clouds when you said that it was raining so hard. Are you saying that rain was falling from clear blue skies without a single cloud in sight?