Friday was more than a little windy.
The Post’s Capital Weather Gang reports on some of the factors that made this windstorm unusual, including its late April appearance, its hours-long length, and its intensity. The National Weather Service station at Reagan National recorded one 62 mile-per-hour gust, the strongest since at least 1998.
Windstorms are usually accompanied by thunderstorms, but the result was the same for trees and power lines around the region.
Large tree fell on home in Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington DC during today’s strong wind gusts; thankfully no one injured. @capitalweather @PoPville @StormHour @NWS_BaltWash @islivingston @camdenwalker pic.twitter.com/cOAbzN5SrN
— C on the scene (@Conthescene) April 30, 2021
The high winds took down at least a few trees our neighborhood. Broad Branch Road north of Davenport Street was closed on Friday because of this:
Grant Road in Rock Creek Park was also closed on Friday.
DDOT’s Urban Forestry told us in 2016 that when trees fall on DC streets, a tree removal crew responds within two to four hours.