Definition of Microburst

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Microburst

The term 'Microburst' as it applies to the area of the weather can be defined as ' A convective downdraft with an affected outflow area of less than 2 miles wide and peak winds lasting less than 5 minutes. Microbursts may induce dangerous horizontal/vertical wind shears, which can adversely affect aircraft performance and cause property damage'.

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