A summer storm put on an incredible show for people throughout the city last night. Residents of Lakeview, Mid-City and Hollygrove all marveled at the seemingly continuous stream of lightning flashes from a late evening storm.
The phenomenon, commonly referred to as “heat lightning,” wowed plenty of locals throughout the evening. Occasional arcs could be seen lashing out from the clouds but the bolts and flashes largely remained contained. Check out a few of the city’s best shots of the awe-inspiring event.
Y'all catch that lightning tonight? pic.twitter.com/3WbXoFkYzS
— CampusConnection💚🌊 (@TulaneShop) August 22, 2018
Lightning all across Mid-City. pic.twitter.com/J1EsVzE5aP
— Kyle Melancon (@kyle_melancon) August 22, 2018
Check out these storms coming across the lake. The lightning is incredible! pic.twitter.com/4qevjPM6Zx
— ⚜️ Carolyn Scofield ⚜️ (@NewsCarolyn) August 22, 2018
— Christina Watkins (@CWatkinsWDSU) August 22, 2018
Reddit user jdino311 shared the view from Hollygrove.
Other Reddit users reported that the view was just as stunning from the CBD, the Lower Garden District and Lakeview.