Saturday, August 20, 2011

Severe Weather: Thunder & Lighting over Jersey and New York


Friday evening, August 19th 2011, a dark yet not that loud thunderstorm flew over Jersey and New York City, on its way to the ocean. First, the Jersey horizon turned navy-blue then black. Lighting arrows slashed the clouds, then became diffused, as if illuminating the clouds from within, like a light-bulb in a lamp. Rain splashed everything in its way, blurring street and car lights into ghost-like reflections. Clouds sailed with the wind across the sky, taking no time to blacken the Island of Manhattan, obscuring it from view. Yet, a few ferry boat lights still beamed their light up and down a very choppy, very dark Hudson River. The rumbling eventually vanished away into the night.

In the morning all was still, as if nothing had ever happened. Manhattan came alive again, silhouetted by the rising sun.

As always, thanks for visiting,
Alina Oswald

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