Photos of the Derecho Storm Hitting New York City

Leading edge of the storm seen from the Empire State Building
Leading edge of the storm seen from the Empire State Building via crystalm94 on Instagram
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The derecho that had lots of people on their toes passed through NYC with some beautiful clouds, but not much more.

Was it a mehrecho? Or a derechopointment? The storm didn’t bring much damage to New York City, but it did provide some impressive cloud formations and a short downpour of rain.

Did you snap any great pics of the storm? Send them in and they’ll be featured in the photo gallery! Mention @agreatbigcity on Twitter or Instagram or drop a link in the comments.

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