By Vladimir Brezina
Yesterday in the early evening a line of strong thunderstorms rumbled through New York City. This happens often in the summer and the sight can be awe-inspiring. But I was working all afternoon in a windowless room, and later, when I got to a window, it was too late to discern much. The building was already submerged in thick green fog. Lightning flashed and thunder cracked directly overhead.
What to do under those circumstances? Let’s go to the video replay!
And from where better to observe the arrival of the storm over New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline than the Statue of Liberty?
In 2011, on the occasion of the Statue’s 125th birthday, EarthCam installed several webcams on top of the Statue. There is, in particular, HarborCam, which looks out toward Manhattan. And there is LibertyCam, which looks at the Statue from across the water in Brooklyn.
These two cams can not only be viewed live, but they store the video stream from the previous 24 hours. You can replay the previous day!
So, here are the highlights of yesterday—the colorful dawn, sunrise, boats criss-crossing the harbor during the day, the arrival of the storm, and then, just before sunset, the sun breaking through the clouds behind the Statue of Liberty and lighting up the towers of Manhattan…
(Click on any photo to start slideshow. All photos from EarthCam.)
The sun came out, but it’s not over yet! Hurricane Arthur is making his way up the East Coast of the US, to arrive off NYC just in time to join in the festivities of the Fourth of July…