Arlington_Microburst  A microburst came through Arlington this afternoon.

A tree that got uprooted in our local park. The two people are standing quite close to it, if that gives you perspective.

It was a nicely powerful thunderstorm, with lightning, sheets of rain (the only accurate way to describe it) and a lot of wind.  After it cleared, I joined much of the neighborhood, walking around, assessing the damage.  I chose an example picture at right of an uprooted tree, but I took a bunch of pictures and threw them together in a Powerpoint, which is the link at the top.