|Occurred : 7/1/2001 11:50 (Entered as : 07/01/2001 11:50)
Reported: 10/29/2003 2:55:09 AM 02:55
Location: Laramie, WY
|Blood-red cloud splits in two and rains onto ground.
My wife, my wife's nephew, and I were driving southbound on US287 some 10 miles north of Laramie, Wyoming at about noon in the summer of 2001, when we all noticed a blood-red cloud to our southeast, over the Laramie Range. This wasn't the sort of red cloud seen at sunrise or sunset. The time was about noon, and the cloud was cumulus type and small. As we watched, the cloud gradually split into two clouds, each of which then appeared to emit red virga to the ground. In a few minutes both clouds had rained themselves onto the ground east of Laramie and had completely disappeared. The three of us all agreed on what we had seen.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))