That was a big dust devil (not a funnel cloud) over Ewa today

That was a big dust devil (not a funnel cloud) over Ewa today
(Image: Jared Yamamoto)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - It’s not every day that you see a huge dust devil on Oahu.

But that’s exactly what West Oahu drivers spotted Tuesday.

Jared Yamamoto snapped a photo of the dust devil, which formed in Ewa about 12:15 p.m.

Dust devils are formed by rising air, while funnel clouds descend from storm clouds.

And if you’re wondering, dust devils are typically harmless.

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