Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Solar Storm

Did you read my post from yesterday afternoon? It's HERE

I anxiously awaited the possibility an auroral event last night but there was nary an ether, vapor, aurora or borealis. Nothing. Nada. It's disappointing because if you've ever seen a spectacular aurora you're very anxious to see another.

HOWEVER....... this morning I awoke to a very, very STRANGE occurrence. The sky was overcast with clouds but glowing a bright orangish yellow, the color of th einside of a ripe melon. It was bizarre. At first I thought the house across the street was on fire, that's how bright it shown through the blinds. But no, it was the sky.

And now the orangish glow is fading but as the sun rises behind the cloud cover it's getting darker. Every moment it's getting darker and it's really scary because it's dead still here. Not a bird, not an insect, nothing. OK, seriously I'm getting creeped out here and it takes alot to creep me out.

OK, I'm off to turn the TV on and see what the heck is going on.

Something dangerous is brewing.

UPDATE: No word about the creepy orange/yellow sky but shortly after that faded and everything got really dark a storm rolled through traveling at 60 mph. The good thing about that was that it blew past pretty quickly. The sky color that spells real danger for us is a sickly greenish color. That means find shelter - quick! We're fine and now it's just a steady rain. I'll be keeping my eyes on the weather channel though.


Becky K. said...

Update please....

Are you having bad weather?

Becky K.

betseysumners said...

I am with Becky K., please let us know! Sitting on the edge of my seat and hoping all is well?

Ang. said...

I have seen strange skies like that in the morning when the sun is rising. It it some strange stuff!

We were supposed to get storms yesterday but they never happened. Perhaps today we will get them. The heat index was 109 yesterday so a storm would be a good thing. But just a regular ole storm nothing scary.

Becky K. said...

Whew! So glad you are ok. I get scared when even the birds get quiet.

Becky K.

Stacey said...

So what the sailors say is true, "Red sky at night, sailors delight, red sky at morning, sailors take warning..."

Terri said...

You should write scary novels. I am on the edge of my office chair.

Hope all is well!

Laura said...

that description almost sounded like tornado to me... glad whatever passed through without incident.

Anonymous said...

I hope you need the rain, if not send it up here to mid Michigan. I am glad I didn't stay up to see if there was anything to see, maybe tonight??

Kat said...

We've been having lots of that, but our is due to forest fires to the north and south and east. Makes for gorgeous sunsets and sunrises, but I'm coughing all day from the junk in the air.

Lori said...

We had that same storm roll through about 5am while it was still dark so we couldn't see anything that was going on. That's even creepier. But I'm with you when it's humid, overcast and so very still quiet, that usually means something nasty is on the way.

Mary said...

what time was the sky orange, I got up late and missed the entire thing. But I did check way too late for the northern lights.

Suzanne said...

Becky and Betsy - all is well, for now.

Ang - The heat index is crushing. Seriously dangerous stuff. The storm just seemed to ramp up the humidity and the mosquitos are flying around in clouds.

Stacey - Yes, true. Yellow/orange sky in morning, sailors freak out.

Terri - Yes, I wanna be the next Stephen King. No, maybe not.

Laura - No tornado yet. The day isn't over and the saying around here is that if you don't like the weather stick around, in 10 minutes it will change.

Pam - I'm sending that storm across Lake Michigan, hope it reaches you soon.

Kat - Very wierd and scary. Hope those fires are gone soon.

Lori - you know well that when things get deadly quiet - that's the time to worry!!! The calm before the storm.

Mary - it was very early. Between 5 and 6 a.m. The Farmer and I were both dumfounded by the color (never in 62 year have I seen that) and the fact that the cloud cover seemed to literally GLOW....then everything started to get very, very dark. Strange.

Vee said...

PHaving troubles commenting...

That yellow sky sounds very interesting...did you get a picture of it? So glad that all is okay. This humidity is oppressive. I think it's as humid as it would be on a rainy day here and 95 degrees. Ugh.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

I'm going with forest fire smoke/volcanic ash/dust storms and locus combo creating that weird sky. I do know exactly what you mean about the sickly green pre-tornado sky: I once saw it out in San Jose California. Thought "That's tornado if I ever saw it, but California doesn't get tornadoes!" That night on the news: Yes, a tornado DID touch down in Sunnyvale, as San Jose suburb!