Thursday, August 12, 2010

July 28th Severe Storm at Selfridge ANGB

The approaching severe storm of July 28th as viewed from the fire station.

The storm as it begins to pass overhead, winds at 35 knots right now via the
AOS (airfield observation station).

At 2:35 p.m. the peak wind-gust of 56 knots hit the fire station. This was around 74 MPH
and recorded on the AOS. I was in the stalls shutting stall doors that opened during the 
power surge from a nearby lighting strike. It sounded like a jet engine overhead!

Taken 15 seconds after the above photo. Light pole is about 125 feet away.

 The back end of the storm had the lightning. Not real good shots in the daylight.

As the evening calmed down, the flying resumed. Here a KC-135 Stratotanker head south after 
doing a touch and go.


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