Strange Yellow Sky Today2002 May 08Strange sky today, very strange. When I left work, about 7, most of the sky was clear except for a very dark gray to the south. The parking lot slopes away from the building in that direction so walking to the car I get a long view of that part of the sky. Looked like the color of rain clouds, but featureless, just dark gray. No clouds really, just clear straight up, threatening dark to the south. Driving home, to the west, the sky in front of me is grayish yellow, a flat, dull color that I don't remember ever seeing before. Yesterday there was an odd thing, too. There were two layers of clouds. The high clouds were just sitting there, normal white blobs, cottony puffs. The lower layer, though, was weird. They were moving quickly in the wind, which is not unusual. It is very windy here this time of year, twenty-thirty miles an hour much of the time, and gusts in the forties. But these clouds were yellow. Not just a little hint of color. Bright yellow. Today there are no clouds really, maybe a few wisps, just this haze down by the horizon. Copyright (C) 2002, 2003, Richard Ball Landau. All rights reserved.