TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - This summer's hot, dry weather has been hard to take; however, it has produced something we rarely see around here: dust devils.
A dust devil forms on a clear, hot day, when the sun's rays heat a dry dusty spot on Earth.
Hot air rises, which is nothing new or profound.
But, when the rising hot air collides with a small area of cooler air just above, it causes the rising air to start spinning, and pulls more warm air in from the sides.
That's when dust and other debris get caught up in the whirlwind, creating a rare, but impressive sight.
It's called a dust devil, and it looks like a small tornado, but dust devils rarely cause damage and usually don't last long.
We have new details in a case that dates back to last year. A Terre Haute man pleaded guilty to voluntary man slaughter Tuesday.
US Attorney Joe Hogsett held a press conference today for 26-year-old Emery Norton.
If you plan to go sledding in Terre Haute, be on the look-out for new sledding rules.
A Terre Haute developer is cutting the City a break in allowing the Redevelopment Commission to build a 2400 foot sanitary sewer line without requiring the City to buy an easement for it.
Over in the weather department, another week of temperatures below normal has thermostats going up at home and at work. But what if you work the 9 to 5 outside?
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