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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/10/2009

Storm Chase on I-95

By Kevin Ambrose

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A video of the thunderstorms that moved through the D.C. area yesterday. The videos were taken on the road, from Fredericksburg, Va., to Fairfax, Va.

I encountered three different thunderstorms on my drive home from the Outer Banks of North Carolina Tuesday afternoon. The first storm, just northwest of Nags Head, N.C., produced extremely heavy rain. The second storm, near Richmond, Va., seemed very mild, but we drove well north of the main cell. The third storm, moving south through the D.C. area, looked extremely ominous as we approached. With my friend Craig driving, I took a few video clips as we drove north on I-95, directly through the line of storms, which had strong winds, heavy rain and vivid lightning. Overall, the storm was not as bad as it appeared from a distance, but you can judge for yourself from the video.

By Kevin Ambrose  | June 10, 2009; 10:45 AM ET
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Comments

Very nice! Fun line of storms to watch come through, hopefully not too much damage in other places - we came out all right here in SE Fairfax Co.

Posted by: tengoalyrunr30 | June 10, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

I love this blog. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: ColumbiaPiker | June 10, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Cool video, and I liked Zep in the background. Yes, we had a big storm yesterday in Stafford as you drove up 95.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | June 10, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Good video. What software do you use to add sound to your videos?

Posted by: spgass1 | June 10, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the comments. The software I used for the video is iMovie, from Apple. It has an interface to iTunes for importing music and overall is fairly easy to use.

Posted by: Kevin-CapitalWeatherGang | June 11, 2009 7:58 AM | Report abuse

I love this blog, too, and the video, which I couldn't resist linking over on "The Gene Pool" Gene Weingarten's WaPo.com discussion group, at the peak of yesterday's evening storm. It was hailing out, and The CWG is way more interesting than whatever we were discussing.

Posted by: jhbyer | June 11, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

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