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View Diary: ALERT: Major Severe Weather (Potential Derecho) Wednesday From Chicago to Washington DC (145 comments)

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  •  We're in Cabin John, MD (near Potomac) (4+ / 0-)
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    weatherdude, kat68, myboo, barbwires

    We lost power for a day and a half.  I remember tracking that derecho via NWS radar from about Ohio all the way over the mountains to DC.

    By the time it got close enough to pop up on the WUSA9 weather radar channel, I'd already battened down the hatches.  

    When it arrived, it sounded like a damn freight train.  In one minute, the winds went from near calm to maybe 70 MPH with torrential rains.  I'll never forget it.

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