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NYC Storm July 18 2012 : Amazing Thunderstorm Photos from Twitter

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Jul 18, 2012 07:03 PM EDT

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It is typical for thunderstorms to pass through in the summer but New York City got hit with a big one on Wednesday, causing a whole other storm on twitter of amazing photos and humorous tweets.

On July 18, an intense thunderstorm hit the New York City area, causing high winds, torrential downpours, and even hail in the late afternoon. The storm followed a heat wave in which the city hit temperatures close to 100 degrees. The storm caused some travel delays at airports like John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport and busy travel ports like Penn Station were packed due to flooding.

However the storm also stirred a frenzy on social media site Twitter. Some users posted unbelievable photos while others tweeted about the storm.

Singer Josh Groban got caught at a New York City airport. He tweeted "well NYC, this is quite the storm we're having. In the airport watching planes land and holding my breath every time. It's nuts out."

Some connected the storm to the upcoming Batman movie. User Marlow Stern wrote "If this insane storm in NYC is all part of an elaborate The Dark Knight Rises promo campaign, I'm not impressed. #TheresAStormComingMrWayne"

A photo taken by former Giants linebacker Dhani Jones made waves through twitter and was retweeted and posted by thousands of users. He was on a plane above Queens, NY as he was landing at LaGuardia airport when he took the photo from 10,000 feet. On instagram, he wrote "#stormcoming #nyc #isolated I've never seen a storm so concentrated. The power of mother nature!"

Photo of the storm over New York City, taken by Dhani Jones

One user, Kevin Roose compared the photo to another movie. He wrote "An aerial photo of the NYC storm that looks like a Michael Bay special effect"

Another amazing photo making rounds among the social media site was taken by photographer Inga Sarda-Sorenson(@Isardasorensen). She posted the photo below with the caption "Today's summer storm as it starts to rip through #NYC"

Photo of the approaching storm taken by @isardasorensen.

Some users captured the lightning of the storm. User Keith Olbermann (@keitholbermann) got a shot of the lightning hitting Mayor Bloomberg's building. He Tweeted the photo below with the caption "Helluva storm. This is the Bloomberg building getting it (no Mayors were injured in the making of this photo)."

Keith Olbermann posted this photo of lightning striking Bloomberg's building.

Jay Panesso got a shot of the hail on the street in New York City.

@YoJaysays Tweeted the above photo of hail in NYC.

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