Tuesday, August 30, 2011
That old nautical adage held true on land around 6:25 AM, Tuesday, August 30, 2011 as seen from Brentwood Drive NE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A red sunrise reflects dust particles that have just passed from the west. It is a possible indicator of a storm system moving east. The deep fiery red of a morning sky indicates high water content in the atmosphere, bringing rain. This northeast sky spectacle lasted only about 10 minutes before gray clouds quickly covered it up. Indeed, 20 minutes later came light rain and in the afternoon thundershowers with heavy rainfall fulfilled the proverbs' words.