Dust Devil Seen From Car on Kentucky Interstate

A dust devil was captured on video by a passenger in a car driving on Interstate 65 in Kentucky on Wednesday, June 29.

This kind of fleeting whirlwind is relatively harmless, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). But since dust devils resemble tornadoes, witnesses often confuse the two.

Dust devils are most common during sunny summer days when skies are clear, as seen in the video. They form when the ground becomes warmer than the air above it, causing an air pocket to develop and create a vortex, according to the NWS. On average, they are about 500 to 1,000 feet tall. Credit: Tori Silva via Storyful

Video Transcript

- It's moving, though.

- Well, it's spinning. It's spinning. Stop.

- Holy cow.

- That's a-- Was it a fire tornado? Oh, my gosh. What?

[LAUGHTER]

What's happening? It's a blue sky. Oh, my gosh.

- It's moving, though.

- Well, it's spinning. It's spinning. Stop.

- Holy cow.

- That's a-- Was it a fire tornado? Oh, my gosh. What?

[LAUGHTER]

- What's happening? It's a blue sky. Oh, my gosh.

- It's moving, though.

- Well, it's spinning. It's spinning. Stop.

- Holy cow.

- That's a-- Was it a fire tornado? Oh, my gosh. What?

[LAUGHTER]

- What's happening? It's a blue sky. Oh, my gosh.

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