So Facebook has a cute little feature (probably lifted from the “Timehop” app) where you get to browse your posts from any single day a year, 2, all the way back to when you first joined Facebook. It’s fun, and it reminds me of my ex’es but also gives me glimpses into when my kids were still in diapers.
Today, June 29th, we look back 5 years ago to “The Derecho” that swept across the Mid-Atlantic. I was living in Northern Virginia (Reston) at the time, and what I remember from it is that it knocked out Amazon’s East Coast data center and brought some websites and apps offline. Here’s the Unisys radar base reflectivity mosaic of the storm: