Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Red sky at morning...
Sailor’s warning? So does orange count as the sailor’s warning? I suspect it might, if not perhaps quite as soon as a truly red sky.
I would call this a sky of building trouble or trouble nearby if not right atop me. The old sailor’s warning holds true, though it also leaves a lot unknown. A sky that looks like this might be a storm that’s still hours away, perhaps no to arrive until overnight, or perhaps not even until tomorrow. This same sky could also mean that someplace nearby, say within 20-25 miles, is in for trouble and “my” sky is telling me I’m on the edge of that.
What I do know for sure is that I won’t know the answers for some hours after I see a sunrise like this. It’s the kind of sky that tells me to keep an eye to the sky to see which way of my two possibilities this sky will turn out to mean: storm overhead but hours away or storm nearby but not overhead.
Either way it makes for a beautiful sunrise, but one to watch out for in the hours ahead.