Manhattanites were hit with a torrential rain storm that turned the air from a humid summer swelter to a soggy downpour in a New York minute.
As pedestrians took cover, meteorologists looked for explanations.
‘It went out with a bang,’ National Weather Service meteorologist Joey Pica said of the triple-digit heat that suffocated the city for the past three days.
While those on the ground watched in disbelief as a sunny day turned into a hailstorm with inch-wide ice chunks hurling down from the sky, the best view was from above.
Instagram and Twitter quickly filled with images of the storm from people flying around the city at the time of the late-afternoon storm.
Arguably the best image comes from former NFL player Dhani Jones, who captured a moment when all of the precipitation of the city swirled in one frightful column, harkening something out of a villainous fantasy film.
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