WATCH: Gusty Weekend Winds Level Large CondominiumSee the shocking footage
As gusty winds whipped through Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, photographer Ed Braz captured shocking footage of its result.
The powerful winds toppled a large, under-construction condominium, leveling the building completely.
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Setting the stage for the severe weather was unusual warmth, as temperatures peaked at 69 degrees F in the afternoon, nearly 20 degrees above normal.
Paired with moist air and a passing cold front, thunderstorms and strong winds stretched across the region Saturday afternoon.
Though winds gusted mostly between 20 and 30 mph, a record gust of 86 mph was recorded at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, just miles from where the footage was shot.
In the photographer's blog this weekend, Braz detailed his experience:
"Took my phone/camera to document this unusual weather phenomenon and was some-what concerned about how my building would hold up. Turned on the video recording, placed the phone up against the glass pane and felt the vibration caused by the high-speed winds. As I was commenting to myself in a half-tone about the scary nature of what I was seeing and feeling, I got a lot more than I could expect.
Within a few seconds the wind gusted and the structure a mere 30 yards (roughly 30 m) came crashing down turning the building into heap of wooden beams and compressed sheeting."RELATED ON SKYE: 50 Must-See Weather Photos from 2013