|Described here: July 26 Philly Storm invades NYC, photo by Orangeadan@ Flickr|
I Assumed the Guards had a party or something and wanted to shut down early, but what are you gonna do but get out and take a shower? I will never doubt the LM Swim Authorities again and ashamed to say I did. Because when I emerged from the changing room ten minutes later, the sky was a roiling, boiling, growl of black bulbous Mushroom clouds like I have never around here - CGI-style, cinematic jumbled with apocalyptic are the best terms I can find to describe.
|Above BH Roller-Rink 7/27/12 730pm|
Fortunately, the radio-talkers also confirmed that unlike Elmira, NY earlier in the day, tornadoes and their extreme destruction were not part of the package -- this time. Sudden, heat-included, violent storms of this nature are known as "Derechoes". Scientist indicate one derecho every 2-4 years is a historical average for the Delaware Valley. We've now had 2 in two weeks. Kind of scary, but when it comes to likely climate-change-induced extreme weather, all-in-all I'd rather be in Philadelphia where our extremes are milder than much the rest of the nation.