From the ABC 7 Weather team

Mushroom cloud rises over the Washington Monument (PHOTO)

September 12, 2011 - 01:05 PM
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This foreboding cloud appeared over the nation's capitol one day before 9/11.

Duck and cover!

The breakup of D.C.'s recent stormy relationship with... uh, storms, has allowed for some wicked sunlight/cloud interplay in the past few days. Here's one I spotted while walking across Key Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Appearing one day before the 10-year 9/11 anniversary, it was rather jarring. It looks like somebody dropped a Fat Boy on the National Mall – anybody else see this puffy leviathan?

(Mushroom-cloud completists should not miss this one formed during an epic night storm in Nebraska and this queer cloud in the Netherlands.)

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