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Vancouver Rainbow Ring.  Thin cirrus clouds made of millions of hexagonal ice crystals 3 to 6 miles high, each a tiny prism refracting the sun's light. The upper troposphere is below freezing so ice-crystal displays are year-round. I've seen weak sundogs in July. Truly good displays in the US are most common in the fall, winter, and spring, when the jet stream descends southward, drawing Arctic air masses with their treasure-trove of jewel-like ice prisms.

Vancouver Rainbow Ring. Thin cirrus clouds made of millions of hexagonal ice crystals 3 to 6 miles high, each a tiny prism refracting the sun's light. The upper troposphere is below freezing so ice-crystal displays are year-round. I've seen weak sundogs in July. Truly good displays in the US are most common in the fall, winter, and spring, when the jet stream descends southward, drawing Arctic air masses with their treasure-trove of jewel-like ice prisms.

I want to witness a haboob. I've survived West Texas sandstorms, I need to see what makes a haboob so damned special!

I want to witness a haboob. I've survived West Texas sandstorms, I need to see what makes a haboob so damned special!

Arizona Monsoon Season, we from the desert know how much this time of year sucks...and its coming with a vengeance this year

Arizona Monsoon Season, we from the desert know how much this time of year sucks...and its coming with a vengeance this year

swirling storm on a Nebraska highway Thanks Carolyn Johnson onto Today's Weather

swirling storm on a Nebraska highway Thanks Carolyn Johnson onto Today's Weather

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