Dust Devil Swirls Near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

A large dark dust devil was seen swirling near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Wednesday, June 7.

Footage captured by Hillary Joel shows the dust devil in Carolina Forest, as seen from Glenforest Road.

“At first I thought it was a tornado but it appeared to be a dust devil. I pulled over and took a video quickly before it dissipated shortly after,” she said.

Dust devils develop best on clear, dry, hot afternoons, when rapidly rotating wind is made visible by the dust it picks up, according to the National Weather Service. Credit: Hillary Joel via Storyful

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