Just a few minutes before 6 p.m., this was the scene at Owenoke, from Compo’s South Beach:
But if you turned 180 degrees you saw this, over Cockenoe Island:
Five minutes later, the Owenoke clouds prevailed. The skies opened up; the wind roared with Isaias-like ferocity.
Five minutes after that, it was all over. The sun came out everywhere.
A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect though, until 10 p.m.