July 27, 2010

Big Storms Last Sunday

 **EDIT:  Here is a link to a great article from the Capital Weather Gang that touches on why the storms we had on Sunday were so strong.**

Power in a large part of Montgomery County is still out today(Tuesday) after a line of really strong thunderstorms ambushed the entire DC/Baltimore region on Sunday.  Montgomery County took the worst hit of the area. The storms that roared through Rockville, Bethesda, and Gaithersburg were tornado warned when they came through the area. It was the second tornado warning for the region in a week!  These were the worst storms to hit the area in several years.  Carey and I were putting up molding at home on Sunday afternoon and we could hear the "alert beep" from the Weather Channel going off endlessly as warning after warning for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash flooding were issued.  The thunder and lightning were almost constant at our house, it was quite the spectacle.  Luckily we never lost power.  The National Weather Service is investigating the Rockville/Gaithersburg area to see if a tornado actually did touch down.  The weather made for quite an afternoon on Sunday and has successfully made my commute even worse, as some major intersections in Rockville are still dark.  PEPCO announced that some folks wont have power back until Friday.   Storms like this do a lot to help me remember how small I am on the global scale.  Hopefully the rest of the summer is a little less eventful.

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