Monday, July 6, 2009


It began with a sudden wind. Gusts of wind that didn't let up. Then it became quickly dark. Clouds raced over us. I'd never seen them fly so quickly. Imagine black cotton candy enveloping the sky.

Then I saw the funnel.

Actually a whole crowd of us saw it at the same time forming over the brooklyn shore. One of the dock workers yelled,..."It's a twister,'s a twister!"

Just like the character Hickory did in the "Wizard of Oz"

The image is blurred because I was running for my life. Like everybody else that was lunching at the South Street Seaport.

The funnel formed, broke up, reformed, tried to touch down, but broke up again. We ducked a bullet. I guess conditions weren't quite right. Too early in the season or whatnot.

The dark clouds rolled over us, and they too began to lighten, and break up.

Close one!

(Please click on the images to better see what went down.)

...amazing! That black cloud, and funnel in the harbor looks just like the one in this old movie!


Bodmin said...

Something tells me we aren't in Kansas anymore, Sydney.
Despite the twister.

R K W said...

Glad you survived the windy onslaught!
Classic movie, by the way!