Monday, July 04, 2011

Unusual clouds over Chicago

Last week we had some amazing clouds pass over Chicago, they were very ominous and threatening and had that slight greenish tinge that no one feels comfortable seeing, unless maybe you're a storm chaser.

It was really wild to see the undulations and circular rotations in the clouds. I couldn't help wondering what might come next, considering the night before we had a storm that brought golf ball size hail that blew out the 100 year old skylights in the Garfield Park Conservatory.

The wind picked up considerably with the clouds and it was a little intimidating going out on the roof of our building to get a good view, but it was too fascinating to resist. Oddly enough the clouds just kept moving east at a pretty fast pace and never let out a drop of rain.

Happy 4th of July!


  1. I was working while this was ongoing, stopped to grab a quick photo too. I just kept thinking of VanGoghs skies....

  2. I kept waiting for the photo of the giant alien spaceship descending out of the sky. Very cool.

  3. Those clouds are positively apocalyptic! They give me the shivers just looking at them. Very impressive! Wow.

  4. Wow! hail the size of golf balls! we only get little hail where I live. That must be pretty scary. We often get weird cloud formations that never let out a drop of rain too.

    Your photos of the clouds are great. I especially love the last one it looks like light is coming out of the top of the building.

  5. The clouds are like a scene from Harry Potter!! lol


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