Watch a Haunting Illinois Sunrise with Storm Clouds Everywhere
Many parts of Missouri and Illinois were soaked with several inches of rain from thunderstorms early Tuesday morning this week. A new video share shows the sunrise with the storm clouds responsible for the rain everywhere.
Here's the short backstory for what this video reveals:
A cluster of intense thunderstorms produced 10"+ rainfall totals across portions of central Illinois overnight August 1st - 2nd. As the sun rose on the 2nd, intense storms and mammatus clouds on the anvil canopy were lit up a dramatic orange color.
The result is a beautiful (albeit severe) sunrise over Illinois.
The National Weather Service radar shows what these storms looked like on radar around the time this scientist was sharing his video.
It certainly made for an amazing sky sight and the rainfall is badly needed over much of Missouri and Illinois.