TOWN CREEK, Ala. - Not only is our continued dry weather becoming more favorable for brush fires, while it is still hot, you may notice dust devils whirling out over open fields.
Grace Moore sent us the video above from Town Creek in Lawrence County.
The video shows three separate dust devils spinning out over an open field.
Dust devils are usually short-lived and typically do not cause damage, but can sometimes produce damage up to EF-0 tornado kind of damage.
The American Meteorological Society defines a dust devil as a "well-developed dust whirl; a small but vigorous whirlwind, usually of short duration, rendered visible by dust, sand and debris picked up from the ground."
Dust devils are best developed on a hot, calm afternoon with clear skies, in a dry region when intense surface heating causes a very steep lapse rate of temperature in the lowest 100 meters of the atmosphere.