Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Midwest Derecho

Wow, what a perfect example of the derecho last night in the midwest. I was trying to figure out why the Cubs game was rained out when I looked up SPC and saw that they had just upgraded to Moderate severe risk and that the derecho was bearing down upon Chicagoland. (see radar image below). Plenty of high wind reports including a tornado report in Elmhurst resulted from this storm.

This video, I believe, was from the first rain delay at Wrigley.

... and just when the Cubs game got going again, lightning struck very close by. There was great footage of it during the game, but I can't seem to find it online yet.

Oh, and they ended up calling the game at that point and the poor Cubbies lost. :(


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