New York City residents were awoken by an extremely loud thunderstorm on Monday, leading some to believe something more sinister was happening.
A thunderstorm hit the tri-state area in the early hours at the start of the week due to a cold front mixing with the warm spring temperature. Accompanied by rain and lightning, most residents were unaware there was going to be a storm leading to an unpleasant wake-up call.
Around 6 am a massive clap of thunder shook buildings in New York City, New Jersey, and Long Island introducing the short-lived, but aggressive, thunderstorm.
The unexpected shake led many to check social media to ensure nothing bad was occurring. Many feared a building had fallen, a car accident happened outside their apartment, or a bomb was deployed.
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I\u2019m on the water in Jersey City and I literally thought a bomb had went off.
The National Weather Service did not issue a thunderstorm warning or watch as the short storm suddenly swept through the area. However, they did post photos and a radar on Monday morning acknowledging the intense weather.
Bet this woke some folks up...lightning struck atop One World Trade Center early this morning as storms moved through. \n\nImage via @EarthCam.pic.twitter.com/gf1MGGZeil