Reader Scott Surovell sent in an eye witness account of the thunderstorm from his vantage piont at Talichito. Scott pionts out that the storm wasn't a miscroburst, as I reported earlier, but a "real nasty storm". "A microburst slams air down vertically where it spreads out from the center of the burst," he writes.
More from Scott:
We are in Talichito and we could see a big wall of water moving across the lake right at us. When it hit the house everything near a window blew in. Everything on our deck blew about 20 feet. Water was flying in all of our windows and it was like a mini whirlwind in our house as air was being pushed out until we got all the windows closed. It was a pretty impressive storm.
Not quite as crazy as the Derecho that hit DC two weeks ago - I was down there for that. That was like a rainless hurricane for the first 15 minutes. This was heavy duty wind for about 3-5 minutes and then just lots of rain.