Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Sunset Chasing in Denver, December 8th

We had another warm day here in the Denver-metro area. My thermometer in Centennial reached 57ºF and a couple observation stations in the region topped 60ºF. All day, a thick wave cloud loomed overhead and I figured we would have a stunning sunset.

I pushed my luck a bit as I had some things to accomplish this afternoon, but after running another demo to the post office (talented meteorologist will work for food/storms), I was actually a little disappointed that some cloudcover out west might steal the show. This disappointment worsened when the wave seemed to break up into a row of stacked-plate lenticulars.

Luckily, traffic wasn't too bad and the line at the post office moved quickly. When I got home, I figured I would head out to the open space east of my complex. I brought my tripod and saw a little color beginning to show on the plates. This got me excited.

Not two minutes later, the entire row lit up. It was breathtaking!

Look at all the stacks of plates!

It's been almost two months since I've heard thunder, but I do love wave cloud season here along the Front Range!



sknr31 said...


p said...

and you say I'm hitting them out of the park? uh, wouldn't mind trading you on this one lol :)

Dann Cianca said...

Thanks gents!

Brandon Brown said...

Very nice, Dann. I admit I am jealous! I haven't had the opportunity to shoot a wave up here yet.

Pat Boomer said...

Whatta show!
Excellent photos Dann, really like the 3rd one.

Dann Cianca said...

Thank you, gentlemen. I'm sure your range will light up soon!

Scott Ack said...

Incredible shot! Good work man!

Dann Cianca said...

Thank you, Scott!