Joseph Abbott (faxpaladin) wrote,
Joseph Abbott

Storm report

An hour ago and change, the National Weather Service posted this report on this morning's storm.

OK, that's the meteorologese. In English, as far as I can make out: Most of the damage around town was straight-line winds -- downbursts from what's called a rear-flank downdraft. This is what took out that apartment roof, broke the tree limbs, etc. The Coca-Cola plant, now (a distribution center, it turns out, rather than an actual bottling plant) -- that was a tornado. Ranked lower F2 on the Fujita scale, with winds in the 115 mph range.
Tags: 5/06 tornado, weather

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