Thursday, August 23, 2007

Erin Remnants Blow Through Southeastern Virginia

On August 21, 2007 the remnants of Erin's low pressure blew through Virginia and North Carolina with over 100 reports of wind damage to the Storm Prediction Center. We went to the waters edge once again to capture these storms on video camera. These storm cells by far had the strongest down burst of winds we have felt this year. Winds seem to reach up to 50mph+ as the bow echo line moved through the southeastern Virginia area with nearly continuous cloud to ground lightning and rainfall rates of up to 3" per hour. It was the best storm we have seen since our move to Virginia. We missed daylight by about 45 minutes, but the shelf cloud that was in front of this storm was absolutely huge. It was too dark and too big to capture with still photography, but it was really an amazing site. Here is the video.


1 comment:

Dewdrop said...

Saw the bow echo on radar, and knew you'd be getting something good. Cool video.