Originally posted by adam I have one...does a good job cleaning the carpets..
Not that type of dirt devil. It is like a tornado, but not as strong. They are basically made out of dirt some times rocks, and sticks, ect. Usually I have seen them about 2 to 4 feet tall, but the biggest one I saw before today was only about 8 feet.
Though today I would say about 7 to 10 stories tall.
Dirt Devils rarely do much damage unless they are bigger and stronger. Dirt devils form when it is very dry out, and winds are blowing. They form like a tornado when they do the tunnel thing, but the clouds never really move. I guess I should take a picture next time!
The ones around here are brown color (because of the dirt), but once in a while will change colors. Not sure how strong they are wind wise, but they do not match close to a tornado. Though if they are big enough they can do damage.
First time I ever saw a dirt devil I was about 9 years old. My friends and I were talking about one. We never saw one before. Weirdly this bag down the street flew up in the air, then leaves, and other stuff and started to spin. It turned into a dirt devil and the winds were blowing strong. My mom was screaming my name out of the window. She was scared lol. It eventually went away when it started to rain. It was strange that as soon as we started to talk about one, one appeared.