A case study of the Claycomo, Missouri microburst on July 30, 1989
The Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) testbed collected thunderstorm measurements in the Kansas City area from March 27 through October 6, 1989. Of the 393 microbursts detected by the radar, 21 were classified as severe, with a differential velocity > 24 m/s. None of the severe events impacted terminal operations at Kansas City International Airport (KCI). Nevertheless, there were 42 microbursts within 3 nautical miles of the airport.