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July 22, 2005

Tropical Storm Franklin forms; Strange colorful cloud forms over Fort Worth; South Texans welcome rain, thankful for little damage; Study: Most people wouldn’t flee Category 3 storm; Power demands strain Calif. system as heat wave continues; Power plants worried as heat wave warms Great Lakes; Mount St. Helens still cooking: Quakes shake, lava domes build

Enter Tropical Storm Franklin: [Story] Tropical Prediction Center 11 p.m. EDT update has it 100 miles northeast of Nassau in the NW Bahamas. As of the update, winds were at 45 mph. Satellite image and loop. The track has it moving north in the Atlantic. Current U.S. strike probabilities … Keep up with the latest data in the red box to the right.

Taken at about 12:45 p.m. on July 21 just east of downtown Fort Worth. Click for larger image in new windowWeird News: Strange colorful cloud forms over Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex … I was able to snap a couple of pictures of this myself at about 12:45 p.m. from a location about four miles east of downtown Fort Worth. Images open larger versions in new windows… The best explanations I’ve heard so far, a plane may have dumped some fuel that caused the rainbow of colors when hit by the sun at the right angle; or it was a phenomenon known as a sun dog. KXAS-TV Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock has included his thoughts in a blog post

Taken at about 12:45 p.m. on July 21 just east of downtown Fort Worth. Click for larger image in new window

More images of the cloud are in this KXAS-TV weather gallery

Other Recent Images: A WXnation Webcam shot from Thursday morning, and four lightning strike shots from a July 5 storm in far north Fort Worth. All images link to larger versions in new windows…

From WXnation Webcam in far north Fort Worth. Click for larger image in new window

Lightning image taken July 5 in far north Fort Worth. Click for larger image in new window Lightning image taken July 5 in far north Fort Worth. Click for larger image in new window

Lightning image taken July 5 in far north Fort Worth. Click for larger image in new window Lightning image taken July 5 in far north Fort Worth. Click for larger image in new window

Other Weather News: South Texans welcome rain, thankful for little damage

Study released by the University of New Orleans: Most people wouldn’t flee Category 3 storm

Heat Wave: Power demands strain Calif. system as heat wave continues | Current U.S. temperatures and latest stories

Heat wave hits Canada too: Power plants worried as heat wave warms Great Lakes … More on the heat wave in yesterday’s post.

Quake News: Mount St. Helens still cooking: Quakes shake, lava domes build

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Thursday: 1. Indianapolis 2. Brownsville, Texas 3. Chicago 4. Milwaukee 5. Fort Wayne … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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  1. David Martin says:

    Thanks for the great pictures. This same phonomenon occurred today (1.29.07) in New Orleans, I have posted some pictures here:

    http://jerrygarciuh.livejournal.com/83596.html

  2. You have some great pictures as well, David. Thanks for the link!

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