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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/18/2008

Saturday's Fleeting Rainbow

By Kevin Ambrose

*** Tomorrow: CWG's Winter Outlook & Live Chat (1 p.m.) | Forecast ***

A close-up view of Saturday's rainbow in Oakton, Va., with a bit of autumn foliage.

The rainbow Saturday afternoon was brief, lasting a only a few minutes in central Fairfax County. It occurred as a second line of showers pushed through the area during the late afternoon, putting an end to an unseasonably warm day that saw highs in the mid 70s. The sun broke through the clouds to the west as the showers moved northeast, which produced a vivid rainbow in the eastern sky. I took a few photos before clouds quickly obscured the sun and the rainbow disappeared. The same rainbow was seen from Byrd Stadium during the Maryland-North Carolina football game.

Keep reading to see more pictures of the rainbow.

The right side of Saturday's rainbow in Oakton, Va.

The left side of Saturday's rainbow in Oakton, Va.

By Kevin Ambrose  | November 18, 2008; 11:00 AM ET
Categories:  Photography  
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Everyone panic!

We just had about 15 min or so of rather intense snow showers over in FFX City but now its sun again.

Posted by: McLeanPlnr | November 18, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

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