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Wild weather damages homes in Roxborough
Police and Peco responded to the 500 block of Hermit Street in Philadelphia's Roxborough section after many people reported that they saw, heard, and felt an enormous release of energy.
It was around 10:15 a.m. when the witnesses say they first saw a flash then heard an explosion.
Anthony Amadio was sitting at his kitchen table when two windows blew in, cutting his head. In all, more than a dozen of his windows were shattered.
Amadio tells us, "I was in Vietnam in 1969, and it was about like that. I thought I was hit with a rocket& that's how intense the explosion from whatever it was - the lightning, the tree, or the transformer I'm not sure."
Loud Thunder: What Does It Mean?
You can see how those storms lit up Ultimate Doppler Radar this morning. The sound was a direct result of all this action in our atmosphere.
Most thunderstorms form from surface heating, warm air at the surface and cold air aloft. This allows any thunder heard to dissipate faster and in all directions. Sound waves usually move faster in warm air and slower in cold air. This morning the region experienced a temperature inversion. This is simply cold air trapped at the surface and warm air aloft.
Thunderstorms formed aloft along a warm front in this inversion this morning called elevated thunderstorms. The cold air trapped and amplified the sound waves increasing the intensities heard across the region.
I had no idea thunder was capable of causing something like this!
Are there any similar occurrences in the past to refer to?
Does anybody else get the eerie feeling that something very strange is happening on our planet?
Maybe I should put my imagination on 'pause' for awhile. Strange sky 'booms'; strange earth 'booms'; strange 'earth lights'; window-breaking thunder; 'burning' snow......I felt safer when it was just Yeti and chupacabra out there!
I have been in my house and thought the thunder would blow the windows out, along with my eardrums. Before we had the windows replaced there were a few times you could hear them rattling in their panes... but never have they actually blown out.
Just wow! Wouldn't that scare the crap out of you? Mother Nature never ceases to let us know that she is a force to be reckoned with.
Just wow! Wouldn't that scare the crap out of you?