Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/20/14

INDIANAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 02: Dhani Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals is pictured before the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Ex-New York Giants linebacker Dhani Jones got an incredible Instagram shot of a storm bearing down on Queens, N.Y. as his plane was departing LaGuardia Airport.

Jones shot the epic storm just as it was nearing the city at about 1:30 p.m. and tweeted the photo along with this ominous message: "Check out what's coming at NYC?"


The former Bengals and Giants linebacker used to wrangle the NFL's top running backs but knows nothing compares to Mother Nature.



As his plane hovered at 10,000 feet, Jones— a globe-trotting adventurer— caught the freak storm right when New York City was coping with extreme temperatures and right before heavy rain, thunder and lightning wreaked havoc below.  Four people were reportedly hit by lightning strikes.

"Through all my travels around the globe, I have always remained in awe of the power of Mother Nature,  he said.






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