Usually, when walking through Clinton Hill, one is filled with an enormous sense that there is a whole lot else going on very nearby. However the early fall air kicked up something fierce for a mid-September anywhere, least of all the creviced nook of Clinton Hill. Yes, Clinton Hill is near enough the Atlantic Ocean but it’s on the Manhattan side of Brooklyn and there is hardly any activity going on in the Upper Bay/East River that Mike Bloomberg hasn’t approved.
Still the mood in Clinton Hill was very much of its own accord. From reports on mylittleleo.com the trek “around or over falling tree limbs,” was interesting enough on the evening of September 16, 2010. However the account that “the sky got pitch black and opened up around 5:30PM with heavy rain and 66mph wind gusts lasting about half-hour,” indeed offered evidence of something far more than just your everyday rain storm.
While the real evidence of an actual tornado may have to wait some time, this weather event in Clinton Hill did remind us all that anything is possible. From early reports back on the matter there were no injuries in Clinton Hill (hopefully because most of us stayed indoors!) but the toppled trees, strong winds, and heavy rain served as a reminder that Mother Nature truly is a mad scientist.