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  •  Keep the weather diaries as is - I've never found (8+ / 0-)

    the explanations condescending, just informative.

     I don't know if this is the right diary to ask this, so if not, I apologize.  I've always wanted to know what causes the sky to start turning green right before things start getting really ugly.  Growing up in tornado alley, we always knew to take cover when that happened.

    As for posting on political stuff, keep doing it.  I don't think I've always agreed with all of your views, but I can't ever recall anything offensive, so I don't know what the problem would be.

    •  Ask away! (6+ / 0-)

      As far as I know, the most widely accepted answer to the green sky question is that the massive amounts of rain/hail inside of intense thunderstorms scatters sunlight and gives the sky a greenish look.

      The sky turning green is often associated with tornadoes because storms strong enough to produce tornadoes almost always produce large hail and extremely heavy rain, as well. But it doesn't always mean a tornado is coming. At the very least, everything outside is going to get a power washing.

      If you say "gullible" real slow, it sounds like "green beans."

      by weatherdude on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 08:29:17 PM PDT

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