Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailor take warning. There is often truth in the old adage. With today’s approaching storm system, it does ring true. I did a post last year to explain this phenomenon.
The satellite image to the right shows the leading edge of the large, comma-shape cloud swirl moving towards the region just as the above photo was taken.
In our world of HDR photography and image post-processing, I should note that the top photo is untouched besides a slight cropping. I actually like HDR, but sometimes it’s helpful to know the sky’s true color at the time of a photograph.