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Sunday, April 24, 2011
Easter Storm Over The White House
Nothing to do with White House food initiatives, but I thought that fellow armchair storm enthusiasts would appreciate these photos. Tonight was actually a warm, still Easter evening in Washington--until all of a sudden, it wasn't. I shot these at about 8:30 PM.
A storm rapidly materialized in the Southern sky, and swept from the National Mall toward the White House. Instantly, there seemed to be lightning bolts dropping out of the heavens all around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue--and the wind kicked up dramatically.
Above: This was taken right before the top photos)
A spectacular downpour started as the lightning built, with no preliminary drops; one moment it was dry, the next there was a gushing, blowing, massive water dump.
The small photo, inset top, would've been the money shot, were it not tragically blurry when full-size. I took it just as the thought "run!" entered my mind, as the lightning got closer. The Easter Egg Roll may be quite muddy indeed, because it is still raining an hour and a half later.
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