|Photo by Michelle L. Perez via the Weather Channel|
Those of you who know me know I'm an avid follower of the Weather Channel, so nothing thrills me more than finding a weather event that includes COLOR! It was pretty exciting to open Facebook this morning and find this photo of a FIRE RAINBOW posted by the Weather Channel. Here's the post:
This phenomenon was what's commonly referred to as a "fire rainbow" was seen above the skies of South Florida on Tuesday by many viewers. Pileus clouds are caused by a fast-growing thunderstorm that shoves air into the upper atmosphere through a layer of moisture, creating a layer of ice crystals. These ice crystals form the fog-like cloud that looks like a dome on top of the thunderstorm. The sun helps form an optical phenomenon through the ice crystals of the pileus clouds and produces a rainbow effect. The technical term for this incredible array of colors is a circumhorizontal arc. Thank you to @WPTV5 in West Palm Beach and Meteorologist Kait Parker.
Have a colorful day