It was a hot and stormy night on Tuesday, and our CWG readers have the photos to prove it.
Storms started early and moved fast on Tuesday afternoon. A few small storm cells popped up along I-81 around 2 p.m., and by 3:30 p.m. those storms were tracking east through Loudoun and Montgomery counties with intense radar reflectivity and severe thunderstorm warnings.
Meanwhile, another organized line of thunderstorms was beginning to track across northern Maryland, through Hagerstown and then into Frederick. This storm brought heavy rain and lightning, along with a huge, ominous shelf cloud.
After a brief respite around the commuting hours, D.C. finally got its share when a cluster of storms moved through the Beltway and the northern D.C. suburbs around 7 p.m.
It was a photogenic evening for weather!
Incredible shelf cloud entering Frederick MD. Heads up, buts indoors! Thnx Patrick Smith pic.twitter.com/QNnvLd4PvS— Justin Berk (@JustinWeather) September 2, 2014
A photo from underneath the shelf cloud:
Beautiful clouds and other types of atmospheric phenomena
And finally, a great time lapse from photographer Corey Clarke:
Thanks to all the CWG readers who sent us storm reports, photos, and video!