Wednesday, August 13, 2014

More Wild Kansas Weather

We go to Colorado each summer, to relax and escape the heat. It is a long drive but the weather was so exciting as we returned Saturday that we hardly noticed it ... it was a stormy day.

We got ahead of a storm as we left Denver, but encountered this wierd sky as we crossed into Kansas. It looked like someone painted half of it with gray paint:

A guy at the rest area snorted, "That's hail!" and sure enough, it started hailing. Luckily, we pulled into an underpass and escaped damage.

We kept the radio on and learned that there was a dangerous storm ahead, so we stopped for dinner in Colby. As we proceeded east at sunset, the sky changed to this:

We didn't know what it was! Turns out this is a phenomenon called

Anticrepuscular rays.

That faded and turned to this!

A full double rainbow, here's the other half:

PS: I took all these photos from the passenger seat as my husband drove. We drove through that rainbow into a rainstorm, but got through it and ahead of it and made it home safely. 

And some people think it is boring driving through Kansas. Show them this!


  1. Never seen anything like it. Thanks!

  2. Wow. What a phenomenal show! Thrilling to observe, but driving through weather can be daunting. Great pix - thanks for sharing!

  3. That is scary and beautiful, what amazing photos.


  4. aiyee. Those anticrepuscular rays are scary. looks like a tractor beam trying to drag the clouds down...

  5. Great photos! Glad you made it home safe.

  6. Never have I seen it this beautiful but the drive through KS to Colorado is always filled with beautiful sights. Glad you caught it to share with us.