PHOTOS: Wednesday morning starts with a dazzling sunrise across the area
ROANOKE, Va. – The great thing about winter approaching is that colder air is no longer just at airplane level. That means ice crystals can form in clouds at many levels. When the sun’s light bends off those ice crystals, we oftentimes get beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Many of you saw that firsthand Wednesday morning, and we put a gallery together of your photos below:Full Screen 1 / 52 Michael Kline - Daleville
PHOTOS: Tropical Storm Beta’s clouds lead to gorgeous Saturday sunset
ROANOKE, Va. – Many of you took note of the sunset Saturday evening and sent us some gorgeous pictures. Full Screen 1 / 24 Mark Matthews - WythevilleThis was all due to the clouds streaming in off Tropical Storm Beta. Satellite imagery from around sunset Saturday shows those clouds drifting off the storm. Satellite and radar imagery of Tropical Storm Beta from 9/19/2020These clouds were around airplane level. At this level, the air was so cold that the clouds were made primarily of ice crystals (cirrus clouds).
PHOTO GALLERY: Scroll through photos of the comet, NEOWISE
ROANOKE, Va. – We’ve received several photos of the comet, NEOWISE, in the last several days. You can scroll through pictures submitted to us below. Full Screen 1 / 28 Nils Thomas - Eagle RockLearn more about NEOWISE here. Submit your pictures of the comet here. Below is another gallery of the comet from across the world.
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 .
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.