The Big Apple logged its first 90-degree day of the summer Wednesday and that heat provided the fuel for a nasty line of showers and thunderstorms that ignited dramatic lightning strikes.
#first90NYC Central Park, NY just recently hit 91 degrees. This is the first 90 or higher of 2014. Stay cool out there!
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) July 2, 2014
Photographers around the city captured numerous dazzling cloud to ground strikes, including a connection (or connections) with One World Trade Center. Here’s a compilation of images, from Twitter:
— Gary Hershorn (@GaryHershorn) July 3, 2014
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 3, 2014
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 3, 2014
— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) July 3, 2014
— Mashable (@mashable) July 3, 2014
Just watching the lightning hit 1 WTC from a NoHo rooftop. pic.twitter.com/IhyTm2v449
— Brad Gerick (@BradGerick) July 3, 2014
— t3nman (@t3nman) July 3, 2014
Unbelievable picture from instagram user besoloman, showing a cloud to ground lightning strike in NYC this evening! pic.twitter.com/UDlYGYB5I9
— NY Metro Weather (@nymetrowx) July 2, 2014
— Jacob DeFlitch (@WxDeFlitch) July 2, 2014
It’s been quite the week for dramatic city lightning views.
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And here’s an unbelievable photo from Baltimore, last night:
— Justin Berk (@JustinWeather) July 3, 2014