Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Post That Deserves a Photo (Sorry)

From a reader e-mail:

If you were on the hill Saturday around 6 PM, you may have noticed the brilliant flash of lightning followed immediately by a thunder clap. The apparent strike point was a tree just west of Lawn Bowling Clubhouse at Jefferson Park. The tree had a significant portion shattered and blown out the south side.

One of the VA doctors happened along as I was looking at the tree yesterday. He said a nurse saw the strike from the hospital.

I found it facinating. Results may vary.


Anonymous said...

The stike was so powerful it shook my house and set off the neighbor's house alarm (over on 14th). Thanks for figuring out where it struck!!

Anonymous said...

The tree has already been cut down, but all the shards that were blown out of the tree by the strike are strewn all over the ground as evidence of the blast. At least one of them is on the other side of the chainlink fence in the golf course, many many yards away. I'm glad I wasn't out there with the dog when it happened...