Roger's SkyPix

Gallery of Outflow

Outflow Dome

Outflow Dome

Here were some pleasing late-day lighting effects on the downshear side of a squall line, almost directly beneath the shelf cloud. The soon-to-set sun rays refracted shades of tan, gold and fawn through the core, while the radome remained somewhat front-lit from the bluer shades of the eastern sky (behind). Fifteen minutes later, my kids and I were under a canopy at NSSL, eating nickel size hailstones that were falling from the core. This wasn't the first time either. Hail consumption has become an Edwards family tradition dating back to my childhood; when fallen hail preserved in an east Dallas freezer iced down more than a few glasses of Dr Pepper! This radome has become a rare man-made photographic favorite for me.

Norman OK (18 Sep 1) looking WNW