Hurricane Patricia Paint

August 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Hurricane Patricia was the second-most intense tropical cyclone on record worldwide originating south of Mexico, in mid-October 2015.  It grew at a prodigious pace from a tropical storm to Category 5 in 24 hours.  Its remnants reached St Louis at sunset days later filtering the setting sun’s rays and then serving as a canvas for a fiery transition to twilight.  This image shows the Gateway Arch, St Louis Skyline reflected by the Mississippi River.

Fiery Frozen Gateway ArchFiery Frozen Gateway ArchAs evidence of the ice flows in the Mississippi River, this January evening served as continuation of cold harsh weather which impacted the upper mid-west. Sensing an opportunity for the setting sun to illuminate the clouds from underneath, I headed to the river to witness a brief and amazing lightshow as the clouds transitioned from gloomy, dreadful colors to wildly warm hues, then to darkness all in a few brief minutes.

 


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