TOPEKA, Kan. (WJW) – A video captured by the National Weather Service shows what they deemed to be a “Corn Devil” flying around.
Video from the NWS in Topeka, Kansas was posted to X, formerly known as Twitter, of the event, which is more commonly known as a dust devil, on Friday.
According to the NWS, dust devils are a common wind phenomenon that form in areas of strong surface heating. They are smaller and less intense than a tornado and typically carry dust a other debris. In this case, loose cornstalks from a field.
“A neat site to see this afternoon right out of our south door here at the NWS office in Topeka!” the post said. “This is a well-developed dust devil – affectionately named a ‘corn devil’ – picking up remaining cornstalks after the field was harvested yesterday.”