|Occurred : 7/7/2016 03:10 (Entered as : 07/7/2016 3:10)
Reported: 7/7/2016 1:31:57 AM 01:31
Location: Austin, TX
|Bright flash of light, no sound, extremely powerful wind gust.
I was driving past Austin Community College's Northridge Campus at 3:10 AM, when I saw an extremely bright white-blue flash of light in the southern sky. It was as bright as if someone took a picture of me with an antique flash camera from five feet away. I heard no sound.
I pulled over in a nearby parking lot and waited for approximately 20 seconds, when an extremely powerful gust of wind hit me. The wind was was at least 60mph. I heard tree limbs popping. There was only one gust which lasted maybe 3 seconds.
I drove home frightened, thinking a tornado was forming. I got home and checked the weather radar and saw no evidence of storms anywhere in Central Texas. Average wind speed as of this writing is 15 mph. I have not seen any more flashes of light in the southern sky.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))