Summer thunderstorm wreaks havoc
Published on Aug 15th, 2011
20 comments A severe thunderstorm struck the Charlottesville area Sunday night, downing trees and putting thousands in the dark. Among the casualties in the August 14 event was the Goco gas station on Cherry...
Snap: Hot pecan on First
Published on Jul 6th, 2010
0 comments The pecan towered over a downtown backyard. PHOTO BY WICK HUNT The recent three-minute storm claimed another member of the plant family Tuesday, July 6, as workers with Van Yahres Tree Service...
COVER SIDEBAR- Inside story: When a tree smashes your house
Published on Jun 30th, 2010
7 comments Anoop Mirpuri and Chelsea Marie pack up to leave their ruined rental hosue. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE It was only later that Anoop Mirpuri considered, "I could have died." On June 24, Mirpuri was at...
Snap o' the day: Snapped
Published on Jun 29th, 2010
9 comments Thomas Givens' sculpture is another microburst casualty. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The once-proud whale tail on the U.S. 250 bypass takes a fatal hit from the June 24 storm.
Another microburst fells trees (and tosses umbrella)
Published on Jun 24th, 2010
39 comments An umbrella tumbled down Preston Avenue. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Update: SLIDESHOW. One of the hottest days of the year delivered Charlottesville a tree-smashing, traffic-stopping microburst Thursday...