Snowblue- presents a contrast by the backlighted deep blue ky against the snow covered limbs of a crab apple tree after a wet, 5 inch snow in the northern mountains of western North Carolina.
Location: South of Bakersville, North Carolina
Photographer: Doug Sudduth
This is a cold air funnel cloud I happened to catch on my way home from work.
Location: Breese, Illinois
Photographer: Mark Hellige
Mulitple cloud to ground and cloud to cloud lightning strikes from thunderstorm
Thunderstorm clouds dissipating at sunset
Night sky, storm coming in.
Location: Madera, California
Date: March, 2003
Photographer: Linda Wisener
A storm that made its way through our area in June.
Location: Shakopee, Minnesota
Date: June, 2003
Photographer: Christina Bowker
North end of The Great Salt Lake, Utah.
River was exposed due to drought. Lake is 15 feet below normal level.
Location: The Great Salt Lake, Utah
Date: November, 200
Photographer: Christopher Howeth
Lightning storm that took place in Manvel, Texas on August 8th 2003
Photographer: Angela Delsi
A photograph of the phenomenon known as St. Elmo’s Fire…St. Elmo’s Fire: Luminous greenish or bluish glow above pointed objects on the ground. Named for the patron saint of sailors, St. Elmo’s Fire is created by the soft glow of an electric field generated by a continuous flow of tiny sparks. The tiny sparks are postive charges reaching skyward in response to a growing area of negative charge in the clouds or air above. Instead of generating a lightning strike, the corona discharge, as it’s called, flees objects such the masts of ships, power poles, radio and TV antennas or towers, and the wings of aircraft, causing the glow. If a thunderstorm is nearby, St. Elmo’s Fire might precede a lightning strike close by.
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Photographer: Cary Allen, Former Chief Meteorologist, WACH-TV
Circular cloud over Country Club Plaza.
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Photographer: J. Howard Kim