Thursday, January 31, 2013
A steam plume from the Duane Arnold Energy Center was blown several miles over the ground powered by WNW winds gusting to 33 mph on Thursday afternoon and evening, January 31, 2013. In the top image, shot at 4:42 PM, the dark colored plume drifts right-to-left across a sundog in 3 degree F temperatures. The bottom image, shot a minute later, shows the plume's origin at far right. Both images were taken from near the grounds of the Christ Community United Methodist Church in Marion, Iowa. I did not tarry outdoors capturing these images as -20 degree F wind chills reduced my face and fingers to numbness in just minutes!