Photography: Hanna's Sunset
I have found that tropical storms often produce beautiful sunsets. The clear, tropical air combined with distinct cloud bands produce nice shades of red and yellow in the sky. I made the trip to the Manassas Battlefield Park to capture Hanna's sunset Saturday evening and I was not disappointed. I also drove through Oakton, Reston, and Chantilly earlier in the day to take some Hanna storm photos.
Keep reading for a few photos, including my most fun photo, playing in the rain. For our weather outlook for the coming week, see the full forecast. Check back early this afternoon for a feature article on the difficulty in forecasting hurricane tracks and implications for Ike.
Rain is usually cold in the Middle Atlantic area, even our summertime thunderstorms often produce hail and ice cold rain. Tropical storms, however, are warm core systems and produce warm rain while rarely producing lightning. If the wind is not too strong, as with Hanna, it can be a lot of fun playing in the rain. The above photo shows kayaking on a tame creek that formed in my front yard. I ran and played in the rain for a couple hours with the kids. It was a blast.
| September 8, 2008; 10:30 AM ET
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