Weather Gallery, Page 4:
Clouds Over Beaver Island in Northern Lake Michigan
Note: These photos were taken by Liz (Petersen) Freeman when
she was a meteorology student at Central Michigan University in 1997. I
would like to thank Liz for giving them to me.
The first photo was taken on Beaver Island, a remote island located in
the northern part of Lake Michigan. It was a cool, cloudy day in early
May of 1997. The temperature was in the 40's (Fahrenheit). The picture
was taken in the early evening hours as the sun was beginning to set.
The sunlight reflecting off the cloud tops contrasts with the darkening
landscape making for a stunningly beautiful sight! Thunderstorms were
passing nearby but never hit the island.
This next photo, also at Beaver Island, was taken while a thunderstorm
moved across Lake Michigan several miles away from the island. The sky
was nearly clear overhead, and thunder and lightning could be seen and
heard in the distance. The contrast between the dark clouds in the
distance and the clear sky above again made for a spectacular sight!
The next photo is the third and final of the Beaver Island pictures,
and is (in my opinion) the most impressive! Note the vivid sky and wide
range of colors.
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