Friday, January 9, 2015

Spectacular Sunset As Winds Begin To ROAR


January 8, 2015 at 5:39 PM
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Wave clouds along the High Knob Massif became illuminated by sunlight to generate an absolutely spectacular sunset setting ( especially for those lucky enough to view it live ) on January 8.

For those who missed this amazing spectacle, I have extracted live frames from the High Knob Massif Webcam for your viewing.  Enjoy!


High Knob Massif Webcam

All High Knob Massif Webcam images are original frames 
of live conditions.  None have been altered in any way.

   Click consecutively on frames for motion in picture viewer
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This begins during late afternoon so you
 can see how this amazing sunset came to be.

January 8, 2015 at 3:59 PM
 Looking Toward High Knob Massif
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Mountain waves were already forming along the massif as strong SW winds aloft were increasing and mixing downward over time to ROAR!

*These mountain waves later contributed to 40-50+ mile per hour 
wind gusts in the area during the evening-overnight hours.  Peak
gusts topped 60 mph on the High Knob Massif & Black Mountain,
with 61 mph recorded at the Black Mountain Mesonet station.

January 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM
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January 8, 2015 at 4:01 PM
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January 8, 2015 at 4:19 PM
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Jumping forward one hour in time, more colorful light begins to show subtly at first, then suddenly bursts forth to illuminate the waves.

*As noted by earlier frames above, these waves were present all afternoon but became highlighted in extraordinary detail as rays of the setting sun worked its magic to bring forth contrasts and colors!

January 8, 2015 at 5:19 PM
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January 8, 2015 at 5:20 PM
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January 8, 2015 at 5:33 PM
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January 8, 2015 at 5:39 PM
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An awesome time to be alive!