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Offline AllenG

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I live in Georgia, USA.

During thunderstorms, it is a normal dark gray, but often during tornado  warnings the sky is an eriy green.
What would be the cause?

Many thanks,

--Allen


 

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Why does the sky often appear green before a tornado?
« Reply #1 on: 26/07/2008 17:34:55 »
(I think) this is due to the state of the cb cloud and the volume of hail / graupel within it, this scatters the light and produces the greenish / blueish colour. Obviously, you want to be somewhere else when you notice the sky turn green!
 

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Why does the sky often appear green before a tornado?
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