Posted by: norstarnewengland | June 30, 2010

Microburst in Beacon Hill

Boston – On Sunday, June 6, a “wicked fast” thunderstorm flew through the Boston metropolitan area roughly following the Mass. Pike at 60 mph. There were reports of wind-blown damage from Brookline through Beacon Hill in Boston and then Revere. The TV showed a house where the roof was peeled off and dropped into the ocean. Here is a Boston Herald article: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1260053

Since Beacon Hill wasn’t too far from the T, I decided to take a walk to see what I could see. I found damage by a church that I had waymarked only a few weeks earlier – http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM907X_Church_of_the_Advent_Bell_Tower_Boston_MA

A few cars were damaged, but the church and other structures were untouched. Here are a few pictures that I had taken.

Damage due to a small tree breaking in winds

Branches on Ground from Winds through Esplanade

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