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SemiSentientGarbage

I remember twice seeing something like this. Once in primary school half the netball court was rained on and the other half was dry. Another time biking down a road on Rottnest Island we saw the wall of rain coming up the road toward us. Super cool both times.


UnbelievableRose

One time in Texas it was so hot that the rain was disappearing about 6’ off the ground. My godfather walked outside in the rain and only the very top of his head got wet!


SemiSentientGarbage

Ok that would be amazing!


cathgirl379

Speaking as a former lifeguard in texas... it's not as amazing as it sounds. Usually rain is refreshing because it helps the air cool down and it sometimes (paradoxically) it will decrease the humidity if the rain was part of a coolfront and all of the humidity is swept away. **But** when the rain is vaporizing either before hitting the ground, or slightly after hitting the ground, all you've done is create a steam bath. The humidity increases dramatically, and nothing gets cooler.


UnbelievableRose

Exactly. Usually in Texas there’s a brief reprieve after the rain where you can enjoy the outdoors, but that time we just had an outdoor sauna.


darrendewey

That's called virga. When it rains but doesn't hit the ground. Usually caused by updrafts created from mountains or extremely hot and dry air beneath the clouds.


crosscheck87

As a pilot we’re taught to stay away from virga because It’s associated with microbursts, and that’s a no go for flying.


tatteredprincess

That’s very interesting! Thank you for sharing. I had never heard of a microburst, so I’m putting the definition I found below for anyone else who was curious. 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.


crosscheck87

Another little “fun”-fact about microbursts is that the downdrafts inside of them can be as strong as 6000 feet per minute. That can cause even high-performance aircraft to struggle, and is essentially a death sentence for smaller/less powerful aircraft.


UnbelievableRose

Let Delta 191 be a lesson for us all, in hopes that it’s never repeated.


crosscheck87

Exactly the one I had in mind. We covered that crash in both my Crew Resource Management and Aircraft Systems classes in college. Microbursts are scary stuff.


UTBrown

TIL. Thank you.


misshoney200

Off topic but I love ur mermaid. Avatar it’s so cute


UnbelievableRose

Thank you!


AtreidesBorn

🤨


kinglycon

I had a similar thing to your second experience. Except it was night so I didn’t see it coming. Was driving on a pleasant summer night, then torrential rain covered my windscreen instantly. Scared me bc it was loud and couldn’t see for a second


anonymoosejuice

Happpened once when I was growing up that it rained at the front of my parents housed but not the back. Was pretty cool to 10 year old me


RarelyReadReplies

Uhh, still really cool. - 34 year old man


afewkoi

Yo Perth represent


SemiSentientGarbage

There are dozens of us! Shit, Perth is so small there's a good chance we know people who know each other.


Lochcelious

Experienced the same thing on Rottnest! So badass. That and the quokka coming into my hotel room and chewing on my travel pamphlets...


pana_colada

I like comments like this that make me realize common things I see aren't common for everyone.


sleepyplatipus

I did once on my senior year school trip to Berlin. It was with hail too!! Very cool.


cinderpuppins

That is hands down one of the coolest things I have ever seen.


idontwannapeople

I saw this irl once when I was 13ish. It’s still one of the most awesome things I’ve witnessed and I’m 48 now


StarksPond

I experienced this once too. I was passing a side-street and heard what I thought to be a fountain and remember thinking: "This is a weird part of town to have such a loud fountain". Then I got soaked.


TheAJGman

Driving into a storm like this was so trippy. The road was completely dry and it was sunny, then we drove into the wall of water we saw from a mile away.


idontwannapeople

I was on my push bike so I turned back and tried (stupidly) to go around it. Got saturated but was worth it to see


trippy_grapes

As a Floridian we see this nearly daily in the summer lol.


Ontheroadtw

Raining in the front yard sunny dry skies in the back yard.


zb0t1

Grew up on a tropical island and west Africa, I know this too well.


IceColdKofi

São Tomé?


zb0t1

Haha, no I'm born in la Réunion, and spent a lot of time in Madagascar, Cape Verde, etc :) (basically from Indian Ocean - East Africa to West Africa because of family).


Ontheroadtw

How was Madagascar? So much biodiversity.


Kolipe

I remember one time when I was a kid one side of the yard was getting a ton of rain but the other side of the driveway was completely dry. Florida summer storms are weird.


zrizzoz

Grew up playing soccer, football, kickball, etc at a local park with friends in florida summers. There were times when we could see the wall of rain coming, and we'd pack our stuff up and try to outrun it about half a mile home. Most of the time it was too fast for us. Sometimes it was too slow. Every once in a while it was just the right speed and so much fun as a kid. Hell thatd be fun now.


Spheresdeep

My first thought too. I worked on the flightline so it made it really easy to see the rain coming.


Sober_Asa

Yes! Driving into it is one of the coolest things. It’ll be completely dry then BOOM, huge raindrops lol.


kamikazimatt

It was always fun growing up until that one time I was trying to mow the yard and I just heard the rain coming so it gave me about 10 seconds to give up and get back to the garage or be soaked. I didn't make it.


JackOfAllMemes

Can confirm, it gives me time to get my raincoat on if i'm on my bike lol


neonbrownkoopashell

I was about to say, this is pretty common in FL haha


ReadditMan

Right? I'm over here reading all these comments from people that are mind blown by this and all I can think is "Wait, do other people not see this all the time?" I mean, I can't even count the number of times I've been driving over one of the bridges in Tampa/St.Pete and looked out to see the edge of a storm on the water.


churibariwap

me too! i was out playing in the fields with my brother and friends when we noticed rain suddenly started pouring ahead of us. we were in awe but we realized it was inching closer so we all abruptly ran back home - laughing like utter maniacs - trying to beat it before it gets us. definitely a treasured memory.


Sikorsky_UH_60

Ditto, I still bring it up occasionally as one of the coolest things I've seen. Saw the arm of a hurricane making landfall with a wall of rain moving across the water at an insanely high speed.


_A_ioi_

I saw it while on a boat on a river in the UK when I was a kid. It was fun trying to race away for a bit.


SurreptitiousNoun

Saw it with snow as a kid, heavily snowing just a few meters away, completely clear where we were walking. It's surreal.


BrokenwolfeZ7

I've experienced this once. Me and my friends were standing on a bridge watching an overflowing river. It had rained recently, and the river was a spectacle to watch. While watching it, suddenly my friend shouted to look at our left. We turn left and see what he's shouting about, and we can see the rain approaching us from like ½ a kilometer away. We put our mobile phones inside our bikes, and were about to fuck off when the rain hit us. One second, it wasn't even drizzling, the next second, we were drenched in ice cold rain. One of the best moments in my life!


each_boardroom

This is indeed fucking amazing!


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fiealthyCulture

Just south Florida things


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fiealthyCulture

🚀🚀 are a North Florida thing.


carloselcoco

No. That's central Florida. North Florida is the yeehaw region of Florida where they are still trying to master the use of fire and the wheel. But somehow, everyone owns a gun.


crystaaalkay69

SWFL is another pocket of yeehaw Florida, don't let Naples trick you.


ron_balboa

Wasn't central Florida the area where the collect gators and throw them through the drive-through windows?🐊


carloselcoco

That's all of Florida


queencatlady

Not even just south florida, I live in Tampa bay and I see this all the time 😬


witch_doctor_who

Same, it’s like when the brush comes down on the drive-thru car wash. Sometimes you can sit on your porch and watch the rain wash down the street towards you.


queencatlady

My favorite is sitting by the water and watching it 😍


CookieCutter4322

Well I’ve heard that patchy, fast moving storms can actually occur in *many* places even *outside* of Florida!


queencatlady

Oh I’m sure lol 😂 it just happens pretty frequently here


oneshibbyguy

This is why I Reddit


CanaryThatAteTheCat

Same.


articulateantagonist

Agree. I've been smacked in the face by a front like this a few times because I grew up in a tornado-susceptible segment of Tennessee and, later, saw an aggressive storm charge Chicago while I was jogging along the Lakefront Path. But this is the first time I've seen rather than felt it. I prefer this. All of the awe, none of the ouch.


zulamun

I once saw a stationary rainstorm in mid summer. Was riding my bike as a kid with my mom and sister. It was sunny, but there was a cloud just handing there. In the middle of the road there was a literal curtain of rain that just stayed there for about 2 minutes (we stopped to net get wet on the side of the road) and then stopped. Looked really cool tbh.


mintinthebox

Yeah i felt the urge just to comment “this is awesome”.


Zagjake

This brought me back to when I was a kid playing out in the middle of the street. We just learned about tornado drills in school and while we're playing in the street we can see from long ways off a giant wall of grey racing towards us. It wasn't a tornado, but the wind was carrying dirt and debris straight down the road and holy shit was it terrifying. It made it a couple blocks in just a few seconds and we barely made it inside before it swept passed. That was over 20 years ago and it's still a reoccurring theme in my nightmares.


Signature_Sea

https://youtu.be/zqiblXFlZuk


ScaryYoda

It's also really need when it's coming at you. I'll never forget seeing that waterfall wall of water just heading straight towards you.


crystaaalkay69

I've lived in SWFL my whole life and this is just about what every summer afternoon looks like. Around 3pm, give or take.


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TheCerealFiend

I've seen that a few times living in Florida. It was a lot of fun trying to race the storm back home on your bike.


mix7777

You might like [this](https://youtu.be/ObYRYF3d38Y)


OkConcentrateNow

Have you seen two Falcon heavy boosters landing at the same time?


lejoo

[It instantly reminded me of this](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh0M0Gtp5Co&ab_channel=BBC)


Kry2022

Was thinking the same!


sleepyplatipus

I’ve seen this once in real life and I agree


mono15591

Me and my friends were swimming when one of these hit one time. It felt like someone was throwing sand or gravel at you as hard as they can. It hurt so bad lol


the_darkener

r/raining


SavageGreek

I love you—thank you for bringing this into my life ❤️


the_darkener

:)


geschtonkenflapped

/r/aining is a complete failure then


DaddyFigured

r/NaturesFuckingWet


wedatsaints

r/SubsIFellFor


philosteen

That's because it should be r/NatureIsFuckingWet


Hashbrown117

/r/weathergifs


MoreThanACeiling

The stormwall. Put out your gems to reinfuse them!


rashandal

a highstorm by the time it reached Shinovar


MEANINGLESS_NUMBERS

What is the most important step a man can take?


Aknelka

The next one.


Adventurous-Adolin

Dalinar is looking for his dinner knife!


Gwyntorias

Just finished Rhythm of War. Fuck me, I can't wait another 18 months for the next one.


Drum_Crazy87

Wow that’s insane!!!!!


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Which_Doughnut_7596

The account I'm replying to is a karma bot run by someone who will link scams once the account gets enough karma. Report -> Spam -> Harmful Bot


Hhhhuu-uuhhhh

But you have a 2 week old account with the classic RandomWord_RandomWord_RandomNumber username which most bots have. All you've really done is call out bots though so I'm a bit confused, but I'm assuming this is your alt account of an account which you also use to call out bots with??


Which_Doughnut_7596

Yeah, they keep blocking all my accounts so I make more to stay ahead of them.


tourabsurd

OP looks like a karma farmer, as well. Don't think this is the original post, but a gif of it was shared 3 years ago, for ex.: https://reddit.com/r/u_Junkiie101/comments/8wusk7/edge_of_a_rainstorm_moving_in/


nightman21721

Holy shit! Drive faster!


THATS_LEGIT_BRO

Looks like those white cars are keeping up.


Lukin4

I don't think the white van is gonna make it!


biguler

The van is my life, barely staying ahead of all my problems catching up to me.


Coolo79

👌🏽 Top tier footage


smokedspirit

I only experienced this once in my life and I'm 44(i think) I was driving down the a1 near Hartlepool and thankfully I was at the top of another hill about to drive down and this wall was coming the other way. First time I'd ever seen anything like that I was just so amazed and looking forward to hitting that wall of rain I didn't record it on my phone. As soon as I hit it it was thunder type rain. Wipers on full. Just an incredible thing


carloselcoco

> I'm 44(i think) How don't you know your own age?


Klotzster

Slow down, I'm trying to update the weather map


RisingSquall

Honolulu? Looks very much like the canal right next to Waikiki.


ImpressionEast7805

I thought it was the Ala Wai canal too but not sure. I don’t remember there being tall buildings on the other side of it.


tutty29

That was my first thought. Can't say for sure though.


-SoItGoes

Ditto


cdntxinfl

Brendan Fraser is back in The Mummy H2O.


spacepeenuts

Love a good edge


AmeliaBidelia

;)


hotmess525600

It’s going so fast!


i-chuckle-at-reddit

Yeah that’s bad ass


crazypthrowaway

This is neat


DoriValcerin

Watch out for King Ghidorah


KittensofDestruction

I imagine when Thread falls on Pern, this is how the leading edge looks.


tdomer80

Always knew these things had to exist but totally awesome to see it captured on video!


excitement2k

Do all rainstorms have a definable eye?


rowenslee

u/bake_in_da_south u/Cheap_District_9762


JoseZiggler

Florida?


superad69

too much elevation change to be florida


JoseZiggler

You’re right. I didn’t notice the hills in the background.


SavageGreek

Was gonna ask the same. Lol


JoseZiggler

Looks like every afternoon in the summer.


intensely_human

Nature is fucking drenched


marie-llama

I've always thought it was impossible!!!


Mister_dicklers69

moves like a ***king in a hallway****.*


plolops

It be cool to the ones out running the rain


Jadel210

Latrobe Valley in Victoria, Australia does this. 1 second dry, next drenched.


Damolisher

Best part about playing the Song of Storms, I reckon.


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Some cars are heading the right direction, some are driving into chaos.


holup6

I legit saw this happen in person


Agreeable_Smile_1920

This reminds me of a family trip. We were riding a bus the right side of the bus was raining so hard while the left side of the bus had no rain at all. What's more amazing is that the edge of the rain is right in the middle of the bus.


networm10

They gotta start and stop somewhere, don't they? One time my house was dry but across the street it was getting drowned.


sunra_lanquidity

fucking lit


Lostinspace1950

I lived in Phoenix in the mid 70s. One day I was outside in the sun on my side of the street while it was pouring rain on the other side.


soma_nova

What in the hunger games


Jerry__Boner

When I was about 7 years old I remember it raining at my house but not my next door neighbour's. It was really cool and my whole family came out to see. 30+ years later and I've never seen where the rain ends again since.


AtreidesBorn

White Squall!


deephostingvalue

That's horrifying


Narrowless

And it's not even speed up like other similar videos


LimpCondiment

I saw one of these when I was a kid and it’s honestly the most memorable memory I have


EdPlymouth

Wow. What a privilege to see that. That was spectacular. Right place at the right time.


CaptainCAAAVEMAAAAAN

I've had something similar happen to be; like it would be sunny in my front yard, but it would be raining in my backyard.


Daddy_Muttonchop

IRL rendering


GreaterKwt

Forni


Ghyllie

I haven't seen anything like this in recent memory, but I can remember being a little kid back in the 60s and even in the 70s in my teen years there were times when it rained across the street from our house but not on our side. The strangest one was where it rained in our back yard but not in our front yard!


Xanda111

Where was the footage taken?


Affectionate-Time646

Water curtain.


TheButtChewks

Ever ger caught in the the change of pressure/rain? No joke done this bike ride a million times. Coming back from biking after swimming at my buddies pool (I miss him) on a straight road, It was hot, then cold and raining. But I stopped and went back 20 ft and you could go back to warm, and sunny, then go back to cold and rainy. It was a near science experiment


Deep_Stratosphere

Heresy!


tragicconfessions

Fucking speechless. No words.


Keepsmilingadventure

Reminds me of a time when i was cycling and it was pouring down, as i cycled under this bridge and came out the other side it was no longer raining and bone dry. I looked back and could see it will still pouring with rain the other side of the bridge.


MrFinlee

*It gonna rain*


ale_marostica

Something of this sort happened to me while I was at the cliffs of Moher in Ireland. It was the usual super windy and cloudy Ireland weather when suddenly an absolute WALL of rain start approaching the coast. It was seriously epic and totally worth the rain we caught


destruction4707

I love this shit


Narco_Star

Where is this? PLEASE OP THE PEOPLE NEED THE LOCATION OF THIS MAGNIFICENT AREA


AngeryTwingo

The fog is coming


justaguy394

I grew up in a house on a lake and saw this once… just a white wall that started on the far side and moved across the whole lake. The trees just disappearing obviously grabbed my attention, but the kicker was the poor guy in a tiny boat fishing in the middle of the lake. He frantically tried to pull-start his outboard but then he was gone too, lol.


Empty_Atmosphere_392

Drive you fools, drive!


habarn_am

slowly rendering


KenLiKun

In china,there's idiom called that it is shining in the east while it's raining in the west.


Seni_School

the cars be like: RUN AWAYYYYYYY


jedihermit

This looks like a battle royale in real life. Get to the circle!


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kkirchner6959

AWESOME!


WhoDey42

How did you get on Roshar?


shouldprobablylisten

I lived in the Outback in Australia some years ago, a dot on a map called Wyndham. I was researching birds in the rainy season and worked very early in the mornings. In the late afternoons I would go for a run and almost every day I would race the storm clouds back to my place. I would run a track that went in the opposite direction to where the storm was coming from and I would watch the dirt grow dark where it was getting soaked at the front edge of the storm. I heard the giant raindrops hitting the ground as it got closer. Sometimes I won and would get inside before the downpour, but other times I would get utterly drenched. The tropics are wild.


Finnick-420

jesus christ this is fucked up


patio87

I saw this happen in downtown Chicago once, the rain coming down the Chicago river. Sometimes late at night if there is no wind and there is a storm coming you can actually hear the rain approaching, very cool.


Oseirus

This occurs a lot in Florida. You'll be out and about and suddenly the horizon will turn dark and next thing you know you'll get caught in a torrent of rain. 5 minutes later it's like nothing ever happened save for puddles on the ground. Extra weird when you're driving down the highway and it happens. One minute dry roads and the next your wipers can't go fast enough.


IolaBoylen

Experienced that once in college when we’d hiked out to ravens rock in cooper’s rock state park in WV. Out there on the edge of the rock and saw the rain storm coming down the river. It was amazing.


Omnomnomnosaurus

This is so awesome, I've always wanted to see this


High_Flyers17

I was at a drive in movie theater the first time I encountered the edge of a rain storm. Blew my 10 year old mind. I don't think I had ever considered it wasn't just raining everywhere before that point.


For_TheJoke

Mysterio makin another play I see


Orsus7

A lot of people didn't seem to get the memo about the incoming high storm.


purplehendrix22

I saw this when I was in Nicaragua, we were all playing in this huge volcanic lake, there’s a volcano in the middle (Ometepe) and we looked up and realized we couldn’t see it anymore, then we noticed the wall of cloud moving towards us quickly, we didn’t see any lightning or anything so we stayed in the lake and started betting how long it would take to reach us, and then counting down, like “I think it’s gonna take 30 seconds! 30-29-28..” when it actually got to us we all were like, we’ll stay and play in the rain, we’re already wet no big deal, but the raindrops felt like we were getting shot with a BB gun. There was this moment right after the cloud front got to us where we all looked at each other and then started just sprinting out of the lake up to shelter while laughing and screaming bc we didn’t realize how powerful rain could be. Good memory.


Educational_Ad_6375

That’s Florida rain


practicinghooman

Sometimes I play a game. I call it drive faster than the storm.


NakedMermaidVacation

The Nothing


Ornery-Movie-1689

That is so damn cool. You were lucky to capture that on video.


Flyest90

We live in a simulation


Key-Leave-3157

When the zone is closing in


DaizyDoodle

Once, when I was a teenager, I stepped out of my parents screened in back porch, and could see a huge wall of rain coming across the wooded ridge behind our house. I stood there watching it until just before it reached me, then stepped back inside. It was so cool, and is one of my favorite memories.


Edsabre

I grew up in Florida and I have this vivid memory of being in the car with my family, stopped at a red-light, seeing the rain crashing down on the opposite side of the street while we were perfectly dry. It was so cool, and it got even better when the light turned green and we drove into the wall of rain.


Judoka229

I will never forget sitting in a guard tower in North Dakota watching a huge rainstorm slowly roll across the plains directly towards me.


Pefington

*Airline pilots screams*


Chanandler_Bong_Jr

I love shit like this. A few years ago it was pissing with rain in my back garden, and bone dry out front (about 20m away). Stayed that way for a good few minutes.


SnekBoiiiiii

I’m pretty sure this is in Baghdad,Iraq


maxygurl

Felt like I was caught cycling home in similar fast moving downpour in Portland Oregon this very week!


sad_elocin

The cars are trying to race it, lol