And The Sky Was Opened (NYC Thunderstorms)

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On and off rain has been crazy this evening- foolishly left for home without an umbrella since it wasn't raining at the time, what with the flash flooding messing up all the tunnels it took me forever to get to Brooklyn where it was mad raining again. Crazy.

Ruud Haarvest (Ken L), Thursday, 10 August 2006 23:58 (thirteen years ago) link

mmm thunder. it only happens when it's rainin', i understand.

Ari El-Pincus (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 11 August 2006 00:07 (thirteen years ago) link

on such a day was Sonic Youth's 'Lightnin'' written.

Louis Jagger (Haberdager), Friday, 11 August 2006 00:09 (thirteen years ago) link

What next? A Stormy Davis post referencing "Smokestack Lightin'"?

Ruud Haarvest (Ken L), Friday, 11 August 2006 00:10 (thirteen years ago) link

a dan perry post praising live's "lightning crashes"

Ari El-Pincus (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 11 August 2006 00:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Rain enough for ya?

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Friday, 11 August 2006 00:14 (thirteen years ago) link

How high is the water, Momma?

Ruud Haarvest (Ken L), Friday, 11 August 2006 00:20 (thirteen years ago) link

I wonder why Louis Jagger didn't stop by to rain on my parade?

Ruud Haarvest (Ken L), Friday, 11 August 2006 01:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Sure was a'comin' down out there, yessir, hmmmmboy.

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Friday, 11 August 2006 01:49 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm not sure where you're coming from on this thread, Hurting.

Ruud Haarvest (Ken L), Friday, 11 August 2006 01:50 (thirteen years ago) link

Just making small talk.

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Friday, 11 August 2006 01:50 (thirteen years ago) link

Send some to central Texas, please.

100% CHAMPS with a Yes! Attitude. (Austin, Still), Friday, 11 August 2006 01:51 (thirteen years ago) link

I can send a SASE.

100% CHAMPS with a Yes! Attitude. (Austin, Still), Friday, 11 August 2006 01:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Austin, you are not my J*** R*****, are you?

Ruud Haarvest (Ken L), Friday, 11 August 2006 01:53 (thirteen years ago) link

my friend

Ruud Haarvest (Ken L), Friday, 11 August 2006 01:53 (thirteen years ago) link

My name is as you see. Do I know you and not know it or something?

100% CHAMPS with a Yes! Attitude. (Austin, Still), Friday, 11 August 2006 01:54 (thirteen years ago) link

No, I don't think so, but I have a friend from Austin who lurks here, and I used to think you might be him.

Ruud Haarvest (Ken L), Friday, 11 August 2006 01:58 (thirteen years ago) link

It just made its way up to us here. Damn New York tourists brought the weather with them.

Maria :D (Maria D.), Friday, 11 August 2006 02:05 (thirteen years ago) link

man i thought it was bad enough i was pulling a late-ish night at the ol' unpaid internship

until i glanced out the window and noticed it was rather dark for 7:30

and just as i finished asking a coworker "so is that sunset dark, or clouds dark" BOOM the lightning

nervous (cochere), Friday, 11 August 2006 04:56 (thirteen years ago) link

wall of water

gabbneb (gabbneb), Friday, 11 August 2006 13:46 (thirteen years ago) link

and today we have Mountain Weather

gabbneb (gabbneb), Friday, 11 August 2006 16:15 (thirteen years ago) link

narrow escape, as i left windows half-open in basement apartment (only small pools on the sills).

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 August 2006 20:05 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

it's like Close Encounters out there

gabbneb, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 01:21 (twelve years ago) link

I just came to revive. WTF?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 01:45 (twelve years ago) link

Rain but it sounds like hail.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 01:48 (twelve years ago) link

lol i decided i could brave throwing the trash out (literally 3 ft from my door) and got completely soaked in 2.5 seconds.

tehresa, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 01:51 (twelve years ago) link

WUH BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 01:54 (twelve years ago) link

I walked into a store and it was just before sundown. I walked out ten minutes later and it was black as night and sheets of rain.

I'm so happy the power's still on.

(suburban MD, not NYC, but close enough)

kingkongvsgodzilla, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 02:16 (twelve years ago) link

Power out for five hours and counting. I am typing by candlelight.
I'm in W.Mass., so it's presumably the same storm.

How long until you throw everything in the fridge away? I'm thinking this is the big project that I have been avoiding that has now reached critical mass. (Cleaning out the fridge is always hard, so maybe this is a sign.)

It's ridiculous- this major storm blew through, knocked out the power, and now it's STILL 85 but with no possibility of relief through electricity, fans, a small a/c. I mean, I thought that things would cool down through a soft, gentle rain after the storm, allowing me to sleep.
No-ho-ho!
I am tired and miserable, but it is impossible to sleep when I am soaking the sheets with sweat whenever I lie down in my bed. It's cooler on the kitchen floor. That's where I'm camping right now.
I do have booze, laptop, candles and a very funny/scared kitty.
He doesn't like the candles! But...he wants to know the candles!

It's late, so...hopefully I can venture out tomorrow and find out when the electricity might be coming back. It's weird - there's a tiny strip of this small town (Easthampton) that is not affected, but the rest of this town and four surrounding towns are blacked out. I know this because I went to the 7-11 in the unaffected area and talked to the people in line who had driven there from other towns. I was surprised that this ten block area of easthampton seemed to be the only focus of electricity - and, y'know, I was driving around with my SO because staying in a brutally hot apartment is silly when you can contemplate your carbon footprint by risking death driving in a big storm because the car has A/C. And we definitely noticed that the 7-11 had become somewhat of a Bethlehem for the folks without electricity.

Whatever - I'm sounding like I'm blogging. It's not a big deal - the power will be on tomorrow, and nothing is leaking from the fridge right now.
Sorry for the long post - I really need to feel connected, so you, ilx, are my connection.

aimurchie, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 08:00 (twelve years ago) link

i attended an "event" in the village last nite and leaving around nine it was like The Wizard of Oz outside, wind bending the trees over and blowing dust in my eyes, lightening flashing and raindrops just starting to fall. got on the subway @14th street and took the pokey local to the UWS and when I remerged the storm was ending: rain-slick streets and fallen tree branches adorning Broadway. nice, since I didnae have umbrella.

m coleman, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 11:16 (twelve years ago) link

How long until you throw everything in the fridge away?

Fridges can retain cold pretty well. If you avoid opening it, there's plenty of stuff that will stay good. I avoid the milk if the power stays off for more than a day though.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 11:47 (twelve years ago) link

again! i love thunderstorms!

tehresa, Saturday, 14 June 2008 21:16 (twelve years ago) link

Some pretty freaky moments.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 14 June 2008 22:54 (twelve years ago) link

OK, no thunder yet today but...

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 16 June 2008 23:30 (twelve years ago) link

These thunderstrms have been insane lately

burt_stanton, Monday, 16 June 2008 23:33 (twelve years ago) link

OK, there it goes.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 16 June 2008 23:34 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.floridalightning.com/files/Supercell_Thunderstorm.jpg

gabbneb, Monday, 16 June 2008 23:52 (twelve years ago) link

weather people concede that "the clouds were rotating" though no tornadic activity transpired

gabbneb, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 23:12 (twelve years ago) link

I am so glad I don't live with you. That's scary. Plus your weather people need to be ousted.

aimurchie, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 23:21 (twelve years ago) link

what it actually looked like - http://gothamist.com/2008/06/17/early_addition_33.php

gabbneb, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 23:24 (twelve years ago) link

we saw some fucking hueg trees knocked over in riverside park last week. walking on riverside drive I asked my son "how much force would it take to not only pull that tree (gestures) up by its roots but rip apart the pavement too? isn't that what you did in science class this year?" CMON DAD IM DONE WITH SCHOOL OK!

m coleman, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 00:16 (twelve years ago) link

i was walking down the street around 6:45 yesterday and the wind picked up so that dirt flew all over me... it really was swirly!

tehresa, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 00:25 (twelve years ago) link

more like how it looked - http://gothamist.com/2008/06/18/weather_on_hold.php

gabbneb, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:12 (twelve years ago) link

Damn clouds, how can you catch a backyard tan in this weather?

burt_stanton, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:20 (twelve years ago) link

could be worse

http://media.gatewaync.com/wsj/photos/2008/06/14/floods.jpg

dan m, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:22 (twelve years ago) link

tehresa, watch the next one from the upper deck of Shea Stadium like I did Saturday night.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:27 (twelve years ago) link

i love how everyone is bitching and/or scared but TZA is all YAY!!

sunny successor, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 17:50 (twelve years ago) link

i regret that i have never seen a tornado. perhaps you misunderstood.

gabbneb, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 17:56 (twelve years ago) link

tehresa, watch the next one from the upper deck of Shea Stadium like I did Saturday night.

-- Dr Morbius, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:27 PM (Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:27 PM) Bookmark Link

pls to invite me next time!!

tehresa, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 17:59 (twelve years ago) link

Some Lathe of Heaven stuff going on out there.

The Professor of Hard Rain (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 25 July 2016 22:28 (three years ago) link

I look like I just won a wet tshirt contest

iatee, Monday, 25 July 2016 22:30 (three years ago) link

glad to have a bar in my office building

chinavision!, Monday, 25 July 2016 22:33 (three years ago) link

Thread title has always been slightly wrong, really should be "And When the Sky Was Opened."

The Professor of Hard Rain (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 25 July 2016 22:55 (three years ago) link

eff the Mets

won't call the game

hafta attend friend's birthday there

they will probly postpone it when i get there

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 July 2016 22:56 (three years ago) link

saved, they postponed 5 mins ago

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 July 2016 23:12 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Sunshower

The Italo Disco Mystics (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 August 2016 22:18 (three years ago) link

Passed

The Italo Disco Mystics (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 August 2016 22:33 (three years ago) link

But still rainbow and thundercrack

The Italo Disco Mystics (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 August 2016 22:34 (three years ago) link

Yeah just made it home during that, it really opened up just as I was leaping onto my stoop. Of course everything is only hotter and muggier now that it's over.

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Friday, 12 August 2016 00:05 (three years ago) link

I got pelted with some heavy early raindrops then ducked into a coffee shop to wait it out.

The Italo Disco Mystics (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 12 August 2016 00:23 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Look out people

Sigue Sigue Kaputnik (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 21:56 (three years ago) link

ten months pass...

holy shit

mookieproof, Friday, 4 August 2017 11:48 (two years ago) link

slept through most of it, i have a summer Friday

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 August 2017 12:14 (two years ago) link

Yeah they really brought out the percussion section this morning

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Friday, 4 August 2017 12:42 (two years ago) link

it takes a lot to wake me up. i thought we were under attack

mookieproof, Friday, 4 August 2017 14:20 (two years ago) link

the flash flood warning got me.
tbh i wish it was raining all day so i could stay inside and watch movies and not feel bad about it.

ian, Friday, 4 August 2017 16:43 (two years ago) link

nine months pass...

ominous

mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:15 (two years ago) link

dark af

cheese is the teacher, ham is the preacher (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:18 (two years ago) link

yeah this one got heavy fast

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:19 (two years ago) link

about to get v gnarly

just went up to the roof to take a peek at the sky in all directions and could barely stay in control of the door leading out there! woof.

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:25 (two years ago) link

http://imgur.com/UcnWPlk.jpg

mick signals, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:31 (two years ago) link

LIC's last antediluvian moment

mick signals, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:32 (two years ago) link

WHOA: Just in from the @MTA: As a result of downed trees across the northern suburbs affecting all rail lines, Metro-North Railroad has suspended service … To prevent overcrowding of Grand Central Terminal, the Terminal’s entrances are being closed temporarily.

— Jimmy Vielkind (@JimmyVielkind) May 15, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:34 (two years ago) link

So, anyone in NYC want to hop on a ferry right about now?

I'm just askin'.

— Second Ave. Sagas (@2AvSagas) May 15, 2018

Yes, but across 14th Street.

— Doug Gordon (@BrooklynSpoke) May 15, 2018

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:37 (two years ago) link

turned the key to the front door just as the first drops hit. didn't prevent me from getting hit by the pollen and garbage tornado though.

chinavision!, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:41 (two years ago) link

the worst of the rain seems to have passed but now it's sirens all around and, yeah, my eyes are feeling that pollen/dust barrage.

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:47 (two years ago) link

I'm surprised there were any weak branches left on trees in NJ after the last 2 storms, but sure enough, more blocked roads.

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:42 (two years ago) link

That rainbow tho

calstars, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:45 (two years ago) link

We had this last night. It was pretty dull.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:46 (two years ago) link

Yeah the post-storm sky last night at around 7:30 was incredible

cheese is the teacher, ham is the preacher (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:17 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Ugh, funky sewage smell side effect

Ask Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 18 July 2019 01:02 (eleven months ago) link

I Got Wet

mookieproof, Monday, 22 July 2019 22:50 (eleven months ago) link

Last night I left work a bit early bc I commute by Vespa. Got stuck in a brief sun-shower on my way home and drivers were assholes, but finally arrived home. I went inside to set my stuff down in a hallway, passed by a window, and an ocean was falling from the skies.

Grateful for the near miss. Less grateful for the city bus driver who threw his drink on me out his window.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 12:49 (eleven months ago) link

I was doused, umbrella and all

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 14:39 (eleven months ago) link

Extreme Rain events results in pretty extreme flooding. Staten Island Richmond Terrace. pic.twitter.com/7JH5EKVii6

— Lacy Shelby (@naturenearyou) July 31, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 22:39 (eleven months ago) link

nothing that the power of the free market can’t fix

another no-holds-barred Tokey Wedge adventure for men (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 22:40 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Buckets of rain...

TS: “8:05” vs. “905” (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 18 August 2019 22:16 (ten months ago) link

well now

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 23 August 2019 00:47 (ten months ago) link

I hear it dropping

TS: “8:05” vs. “905” (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 23 August 2019 00:48 (ten months ago) link

seven months pass...

Hello

Together Again Or (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:55 (two months ago) link

biggun

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:59 (two months ago) link

Did you get the alert?

Together Again Or (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 19:09 (two months ago) link

It seemed especially loud.

Together Again Or (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 19:12 (two months ago) link

Just heard this weird little burst of wind and thought it was going to be one of those mini-twisters.

Together Again Or (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 23:21 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

pelting the women and children
who run

mookieproof, Monday, 29 June 2020 22:58 (one week ago) link

hail hit her

Evan, Monday, 29 June 2020 23:06 (one week ago) link

Seemed to be raining snowing and hailing all at once

calstars, Monday, 29 June 2020 23:21 (one week ago) link


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