PHOTO GALLERY: Rainbows spotted across the area following Thursday evening’s storms
ROANOKE, Va. – Spotty storms Thursday evening eventually gave way to some beautiful rainbows. Thank you for sending us your pictures, and remember you can send them any time via Pin It. Full Screen 1 / 24 Susan Wendt - ForestSend them through our website, or by downloading our app .
WEATHER HOMESCHOOL Episode 10: How do rainbows form?
ROANOKE, Va. – Another popular questions students ask me during school visits is, “How do rainbows form?” The process might seem simple, but it’s actually pretty involved. Your back has to be facing the sun, and you most times will be looking at rain that’s moving away or toward you. Rainbows can be seen when our backs are to the sun and we are looking at rainWhen the sun’s light enters the raindrop, that light gets bent (or refracted). Sun light is reflected back toward youIn some really special cases, you can get a fogbow. You just get a more pronounced “white-ish” color.
PHOTO GALLERY: Multi-day stretch of severe weather in our area
ROANOKE, Va. – Strong-to-severe thunderstorms in recent days have brought everything from wind damage to hail, but also produced some interesting cloud structures and rainbows. Thank you all for sending in your pictures. Full Screen 1 / 36 Laura Tucker - Salem
GALLERY: Sunrise and rainbow precede days of rain Monday morning
ROANOKE, Va. – The amount and size of water droplets in low-lying clouds helped scatter sunlight early Monday morning. This resulted in a rainbow to the west and a gorgeous sunrise to the east. Full Screen 1 / 57 April Montgomery - FloydThe University of Lynchburg’s Women’s Soccer team even tweeted out a photo of how it looked in the Hill City.