The storm that hit New York City yesterday brought with it a torrential downpour, large hailstones, and earth-shattering thunder and lightning. The unusual summer storm caused trees to fall, delayed planes all over the East Coast, and left commuters and tourists scrambling for canopy space as they walked the streets. On the bright side, the storm ended up becoming a great photo opportunity.
Thousands of people uploaded storm images on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr. Even former MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann shared one particularly dramatic photo of lightning striking what he identified as the Bloomberg building, noting that "no mayors were injured in the making of this photo." However, one of the most shared images was taken through an airplane window by former New York Giants linebacker Dhani Jones. He took the picture with Instagram and then uploaded it to Twitter.
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