i was kind of inspired by Mr. Anderson's astronomy thread and the wicked thunderstorms that are raging outside my window right now, so here it is: The Weather Thread i consider myself a weather weenie, i love storms, clouds, tornadoes, you name it. i'll get things started with my two favorite weather events: 1. i was living on Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh when a rather weak F1-2 tornado touched down in my neighborhood. i didn't realize what was going on, so i missed the funnel cloud, et al. but after i heard what happened, i went outside and caught an amazing view of a funnel that would never touch down. IT WAS HUGE! it stretched out horizontally and i could see the rotation and everything. i wish i had a camera... 2. last summer, i was on my boat near downtown pittsburgh when a microburst/downburst ripped through the city. we got off my boat (which is a bowrider) and onto a cruiser to wait the storm out. 100mph winds, lines going down, i couldn't see from one side of the river to the other. the wind was generating 3 foot waves on the river, and the guys on board had to hold our enclosure on. we were trapped at my marina by two huge trees that blocked the only stairs out. i'll never forget that... what about you guys? any other weather freaks? good stories?