Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Here, we'd call that a dust devil

But up in 'Da City', thay call 111mph winds a tornado! (everybody panic!)

The National Weather Service confirmed that the storm brought with it Brooklyn's first ever tornado since such weather events were recorded. Officials measured it to be an EF2 twister, characterized by winds of anywhere from 111 to 135 miles per hour.

Between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. a string of severe thunderstorms blew through the region, making for an incredible headache for morning commuters. Thousands of New Yorkers found themselves enduring hours of delays in the sweltering heat with subways shut down and vacant taxi cabs hard to come by.

Subways don't run in the rain? Aren't they like, underground and isolated from that weather stuff?

Oh, HI Erica!

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