posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:35 PM
Whoever said the answer would probably be in a book at the library was right.
I just read about this exact incident in a storm chasing handbook. These "storms" have a specific name that I cannot recall....trying to find it now.
They are very under studied from what I remember, but it has happened a few times in the US.
So, nothing weird, just a kind of like straight line winds. I keep wanting to say derechos but that is NOT it. Off to find the name....
Okay, I guess it IS called a derecho but it is also called a blow down, or the name I was looking for, a Pakwash.
Here is an example.
My kindle is currently broken after having it for only one month or I would tell you exactly what it had to say.
edit on 10-5-2012 by tport17 because: (no reason given)