The Washington DC area was pummeled by severe storms on Thursday night. The downpours and lightning forced an early end of the Nationals’ home opener (a 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees after sixth innings).
It also scared the bejesus out of tiny Halle Wilson.
Taylor Pischke, Tom Wilson’s girlfriend, found a scared Halle hiding in the couple’s closet.
“Poor Halle hates storms,” Pischke wrote.
To be fair to Halle, last night’s weather was especially bad. The Washington Post’s story covering the storm was titled D.C.-area lightning display astonishes onlookers: ‘Never seen an electrical storm like this’.
While the Nationals game was under a rain delay, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred did an interview with ESPN and I would like to for you to please train your eyes at the top left of the screen.
— Capital Sports Forecast (@NatsWx) July 24, 2020
The rain was so torrential at Nats Park that it created a waterfall in the upper deck.
— NBCPhotog (@bforte22) July 24, 2020
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) July 24, 2020
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 24, 2020
Many local photographers captured stunning images of lightning across DC.
— Arav Kharkwal (@aravkharkwal) July 24, 2020
This is one of many lightning photos I shot during tonight's storm chase at the Tidal Basin. I'll save the more "striking" lightning photos for a Capital Weather Gang post tomorrow. @capitalweather pic.twitter.com/mExgyayMWb
— Kevin Ambrose (@dcstormchaser) July 24, 2020
According to Matthew Cappucci, there were 80-100 flashes per minute.
Absolutely prolific lightning rates in the DMV with more than 80-100 flashes per minute at times.
Why? Storms are towering to 50,000 FEET!
— Matthew Cappucci (@MatthewCappucci) July 24, 2020
So, Halle, please slide over and make some room for me. That was scary even for a large hooman like myself!
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