What is a microburst?

SEALY, Texas (KTRK) -- Despite initial suspicions that a tornado was responsible for widespread damage in Sealy, meteorologists have now determined that a rare microburst ravaged the small town.

Check out the video above to see ABC13 Chief Meteorologist Tim Heller explain the science behind a microburst.

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