Thursday, April 4, 2013
Houston had one of its most intense lightning storms in some time late Tuesday night.
How intense? For the answer I turned to Dick Orville
, a professor of meteorology at Texas A&M University who helped establish a network
that tracks lightning in Houston.
For Tuesday night’s event you can see an hourly map here showing lightning strikes — both cloud-to-ground and within clouds — within 100 miles of Houston.
Between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. the progression of lightning across southeast Texas looked like below.
The first hour:
Lightning in Houston between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. (Texas A&M University)
The second hour:
Lightning in Houston between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. (Texas A&M University)
The third hour:
Lightning in Houston between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. (Texas A&M University)
The number in the upper right hand corner — 118,097 in the second map — means there were that many electrical breakdowns over the time interval. According to Orville these electrical breakdowns are some unknown multiple of breakdowns per lightning flash. There, for example, could have been 10-100 “electrical breakdowns” per flash.
Which means during the 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. hour there were thousands of lightning strikes in Houston.
“Yes, there was a lot of lightning in Houston on Tuesday night,” Orville said.
It was quite a light show. http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2013/04/a-look-at-houstons-super-light...
Hail busted out the rear window of her SUV.
Surveillance video captured images of the hail falling at the Bostonian Inn on Highway 6.
The storm also had strong winds.
“It sounded like the house was fixing to fly away,” said Hardy Whittington.
Several Hitchcock police vehicles were also knocked out of service.
Some people said it sounded like cannon balls were hitting their homes.
“It was pretty scary. Don’t walk out the door because it probably would have knocked you out,” David Morales said.
The hail also tore fenders and mirrors off cars at Dwayne’s Car Shop.
Throughout the day wreckers were hauling cars totaled by the storm.
Sonia Mendoza’s kids were screaming and took cover.
A section of her home’s roof caved in around midnight.
“It’s horrible and the cleanup is going to be worse,” she said.
Stained glass windows at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church were also broken.
Parishoners were collecting the pieces so the windows imported from Italy could be repaired.
The storm moved through in just a matter of minutes.
Still hours later, Betty Whittington was still shaken.
“I’ve been through hurricanes, but I’ve never been through anything like that that happened last night about midnight,” she said.
Many residents said not even Hurricane Ike did this much damage. http://www.khou.com/weather/Hitchcook-residents-amazed-by-hail-stor...
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