Tuesday, July 3, 2012
We were driving under this cloud formation and wondering what was going on.
I had to stop the car under an overpass because of the blinding rain. The wind was raging at 90 miles per hour. We did not know this storm was a "SUPER DERECHO", and that it would wreak terror all the way to Washington, D.C., leaving millions without electricity for several days.
For those who do not know . . . a derecho in Spanish means "straight".
Usually a storm like this forms one or two bows, and then straightens out.
Although not as fierce as a tornado, it is similar to a horizontal tornado.
I was outside the car looking up at the sky when the strong wind hit. Fortunately I did not