Another quirky story — lightning at 1 WTC in NYC

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NYC Weather: 1 WTC Struck By Lightning Bolt That Shakes City

Thunder shook many New Yorkers awake Monday morning as the city faces a week of wet weather, forecasters said.

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Posted Mon, May 2, 2022 at 9:50 am ET|Updated Mon, May 2, 2022 at 11:48 am ETReplies (9)

A bolt of lightning hits the spire of One World Trade Center in a previous strike on Nov. 13, 2021.
A bolt of lightning hits the spire of One World Trade Center in a previous strike on Nov. 13, 2021. (John Angelillo/UPI/Shutterstock)

NEW YORK CITY — A bolt of lightning struck One World Trade Center and shook New Yorkers awake into what could be a wet week, forecasters said.

A live-camera photo capturing the Monday morning moment was shared by the National Weather Service’s New York office on Twitter.

“Bet this woke some folks up…lightning struck atop One World Trade Center early this morning as storms moved through,” it tweeted.

And, indeed, many Twitter users chimed in to confirm they heard — and felt — the powerful strike.

“Whole apt shook!” tweeted @sarita.

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“I’m on the water in Jersey City and I literally thought a bomb had went off,” tweeted @TheGipp.

Rain, though not necessarily thunder and lightning, is a big part of New York City’s forecast this week.

Monday’s morning showers likely will give way to drizzle or light rain later in the day, according to the National Weather Service’s forecast.

Patchy fog will stay over the city until 8 p.m., the forecast states.

Tuesday will provide a brief respite from wet weather, as forecasters predict mostly cloudy skies and highs near 62 degrees, according to the forecast.

But rain likely will return early Wednesday, which carries a 70 percent chance of precipitation, the forecast states. The daylight hours Wednesday have a 60 percent chance of rain.

“Showers likely, mainly before 2pm,” the forecast states.

Like Tuesday, it appears rain will give way to nicer weather Thursday. Forecasters predict mostly sunny skies and highs near 69 degrees.

Friday likely will see rain return, as both the day and evening carry a 60 percent chance of precipitation, according to the forecast. The rain could carry into Saturday, forecasters predict.

Here’s the complete National Weather Service forecast:

Monday’s forecast omitted as no longer relevant.

Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Northeast wind 8 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Tuesday night
Showers likely, mainly after 2 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 51. Southeast wind, 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible.

Wednesday
Showers likely, mainly before 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Southeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible.

Wednesday night
A 30 percent chance of showers before 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Thursday night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Friday
Showers likely, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Friday night
Showers likely, mainly before 2 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

Saturday night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

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