With high clouds positioned overhead, the Northeast Kansas sky gave several treats to weather watchers. These clouds, made up a ice crystals, were able to refract the sun's light into a halo.
(Photos above by Leonard & Irene Cardwell of Shawnee County and Michelle Fassler of Wamego)
In addition to the halo, two bright prisms of light appeared on each side of the sun, right at the halo. These features appear to be like small rainbow segments in the clouds. The name of this optical effect is called a sun dog--so named as over time they follow alongside the sun, just as a well-trained dog might do.
These same clouds gave a final treat with a spectacular sunset as the evening wound down.
(Photo above by Gary Bond of Meriden)
- Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller
The Kansas State Wildcats will play the Michigan Wolverines in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe, Arizona on December 28.
There has been an unusually high volume of accidents this morning due to the change in weather conditions.