A tree sitting atop a vehicle offers free firewood in Falls Church, Va., Monday, July, 2, 2012, as cleanup continued after Friday's storm. (Matthew Barakat/AP)
Link: Derecho: Behind Washington, D.C.’s destructive thunderstorm outbreak, June 29, 2012
Friday night’s derecho certainly meet those criteria.
So we now ask for your suggested names for this storm...
We welcome your suggestions, but please no names ending in “geddon” or “pocalypse”. They are more than worn out - so let’s consider them retired.
The suggestions that seem to resonate most here and on Twitter and Facebook will be put up for a vote later today.
In the comment area below, if you see a suggestion you particularly like, please “recommend” it. That will help us determine if it makes the ballot later...
Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.