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Ninjahedge
July 18th, 2012, 04:29 PM
Hail coming through my part of town right now. (~25th street and 7th).

MUCH lightning.

It seems to be lulling now, but the radar shows more red and lavender coming......

(News or Anything?)

ZippyTheChimp
July 18th, 2012, 04:48 PM
I checked NWS for a map, and read a Severe Thunderstorm Advisory. Was instructed to unplug electronics before storm hits.

Signing off...looking for laptop.

Ninjahedge
July 18th, 2012, 04:56 PM
Yep, I just got an extreme weather advisory come over my phone.

The "Bleeeerp!" noise coming from it gave me a start. I did not know what was wrong with it! (and seeing a big red triangle with a white exclamation point being displayed did not help...)

ZippyTheChimp
July 18th, 2012, 05:18 PM
Also advised to move away from windows.

I'm cowering in kitchen, with chips and beer.

Expect wife to walk in, get a "What now?"

scumonkey
July 18th, 2012, 05:22 PM
the hail (the size of gumballs) sounded like it was gonna break my windows...the plants on the terrace are now trashed :eek:

Ninjahedge
July 18th, 2012, 05:25 PM
I'm cowering in kitchen, with chips and beer.

It's important to have all the necessities.


the hail (the size of gumballs) sounded like it was gonna break my windows...the plants on the terrace are now trashed :eek:

Yep, that got me worried about the car parked outside in NJ.

After the hailstorm in Hoboken (10-12 years ago?) that came down like handballs, I can see the damage a short storm can do.

Gulcrapek
July 18th, 2012, 05:34 PM
Nothing really happened in Harlem as far as I can tell...

eddhead
July 18th, 2012, 07:04 PM
As SM and NH have alluded to, it was wicked here in midtown west. The hail pounded on the windows and the lightening seemed very close to the ground. I have a view of the Conde Nast building from my apt and it almost looked like bolts of lightening passed through the top floors. I am sure it was an illusion, but that does not take away from the fact that it was very close to ground level.

mariab
July 18th, 2012, 08:35 PM
Storm from hell hits Gotham and former Giant snaps it from jet 10,000 feet in the sky (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/intense-thunderstorm-packing-inch-large-hailstones-pummels-city-dumping-2-inches-rain-mere-minutes-article-1.1117162)

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1117209.1342649695!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/index_635_320/image.jpg (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/intense-thunderstorm-packing-inch-large-hailstones-pummels-city-dumping-2-inches-rain-mere-minutes-article-1.1117162)Twitter lit up with cinematic pictures of the T-storm -- including one by former NFL player Dhani Jones (above) taken from a Delta jet at 10,000 feet near LaGuardia, showing a massive cloud and rain shaft swallowing the city. (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/intense-thunderstorm-packing-inch-large-hailstones-pummels-city-dumping-2-inches-rain-mere-minutes-article-1.1117162)


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york#ixzz211YYVLDu

mariab
July 18th, 2012, 11:05 PM
Damn I see some evil-looking things in those clouds.

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/18/12816635-storm-darkens-sky-over-new-york-city?lite



http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/120718-weather-315a.photoblog900.jpg

Ninjahedge
July 19th, 2012, 09:18 AM
Awesome shots.

I was looking out my window and could not see 200 yards to the building across the corner.

I am just glad I made it back into the office from the field at about 3. An umbrella would not have done jack against that.

stache
July 19th, 2012, 01:28 PM
It's important to have all the necessities.


^ LOLLLLLL!!!!!! "It's Gods will" against all those uppity Chelsea queens! On a side note I was in Newark and we had a little hail there too. VERY BIG raindrops...