Ryan Szekeres e-mails us to day:
” While waiting for a Metra train at Jefferson Park this morning I looked up and saw paths through the clouds and took this picture. I’m fairly certain the paths are from the wake vortices from aircraft.”
Can’t argue with your premise. Great shots! Thanks for sending these
Photos courtesy of Ryan Szekeres, Chicago
Mike Kellems e-mails this beautiful shot to us and tells us:
”Tuesday’s beautiful weather came with the awesome sunset. It had become cloudy in the late afternoon however just before sunset there was a break in the clouds and we got this great scene. This photo was taken just north of Union Mills, Indiana on CR 500 W in La Porte County, Indiana.”
Always love your photos, Mike! Absolutely beautiful! MANY THANKS!
Photo courtesy of Mike Kellems, La Porte County, Indiana
The fall colors are peaking in Crystal Lake. Donnie Plodzien beautiful photos allow us all to enjoy them! THANKS for sharing them with us Danny!
Photos courtesy of Donnie Plodzien, Crystal Lake, Illinois
Mike and Dawn Percudani of Kirkland, Illinois send us this beautiful Sunday evening (October 18) sunset. It’s a gorgeous shot, Mike and Dawn—THANKS for sharing it with us!
Photo courtesy of Mike and Dawn Percudani, Kirkland, Illinois
Our thanks to Bill Milbourn who has just returned from the Palm Springs, California area where he and his family welcomed their son back from Iraq. Please pass our congratulations to your son for his service, Bill, and let him know we are thrilled he is home and safe! While in Palm Springs, Bill snapped these shots of lenticular clouds on Wednesday, October 14—lens-shaped clouds produced by the flow of air over nearby mountains and often described as UFO clouds because of the saucer-like appearance. The photos are spectacular—many thanks Bill!
Lindsey Tyrna of McHenry sends along this picture of her 4 month old kitten Chloe taking in one of my weather programs. How fantastic! Lindsey writes:
” I am convinced that she has a crush on you! Every time you come on the TV she completely stops whatever it is that she may be doing and races over to the TV. She is completely mesmerized by you! She does not budge until your forecast is over! Just thought I would share an adorable picture of her watching you on TV. And honestly, I would be flattered Tom, she is a pretty cute girl!”
She is indeed! You’ve made my day with this news and the photo–and also given everyone here in the WGN Weather Center quite a chuckle! THANKS so much, Lindsey!
Photo courtesy of Lindsey Tyrna, McHenry, Illinois
After an abysmal run of weather which has seriously hampered our farmers’ ability to get out in the fields for the fall harvest, good news from our friend John Hazzard in Will County! John writes:
“Finally some great harvest weather. Soybeans are being harvested by Dave Keigher 2 miles East of Wilmington. This is only the second day of cutting beans for Dave, He farms 700 acres. 400 of those acres are soybeans and the remainder is corn. The soybeans have been yielding in the low to mid 50 bushel range which is a little above average, but most farmers here in southern Will County are 21 day’s late in starting there work compared to the last 5 years, so there is plenty of work to be done that’s for sure. Many farmers will be burning the midnight oil trying to catch up. Very little corn has been harvested around here it needs more day’s like this to dry down. No matter what this is going to be a LATE fall for most to get done. Let’s hope we get some dry days to keep the farmers going.”
Isn’t that the truth, John! Great news indeed–and THANKS as always for keeping us posted and for the great photos!
Photos courtesy of John Hazzard, Wilmington, Illinois
Heriberto Quiroz shares this post-sunset shot with us from Chicago’s famed Pilsen community. We love it—-THANKS for sharing it with us, Heriberto!
Photo courtesy of Heriberto Quiroz, Pilsen community, Chicago
Check out this drooping saguro cactus in the sun near Pinnacle Peak Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona
Gary Wojton, who taught for years here in Chicago and has retired to Arizona, shares this photo with us. He writes:
“Tom….while hiking Pinnacle Peak Mountain in Scottsdale today…I came across an “arm” of a saguaro cactus that was drooping over…this is a photo of the top of the arm….sort of looks like a sun so I am sending some your way J! “
It worked–because the sun’s out and it’s a beautiful day here Monday (10/19), Gary–warmest here in nearly 3 weeks. THANK YOU–and thanks, as always, for another great photo! All the best!
Photo courtesy of Gary Wojton, Scottsdale, Arizona
Mariann, who is from Bridgeview, IL, snapped this photo Tuesday of what she refers to as a “UFO cloud” while visiting Palm Springs, California. It’s not unusual to hear such clouds referred to as UFO-like because of their lens-like shape. Lenticular clouds are a form of “standing wave” cloud–a stationary, comparatively high altitude lens-shaped cloud which can linger for some time as air flows over mountain ranges. The fact that mountain ranges are fixed in place means air ascends at the same location producing a cloud which appears to linger for some time. The cloud Mariann captured in this shot Tuesday is precisely such a cloud. What a TERRIFIC shot! THANKS for sending this along, Mariann!
Photo courtesy: Mariann, Bridgeview, Il