Pink snow is falling

Author: Anthony Yanez, Meteorologist, ayanez@kprc.com
Published On: Dec 28 2012 08:07:37 AM CST

I just love this answer.  A dust storm in Painted Desert, Arizona mixed with a snow storm in Colorado to make pink snow. 

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Published On: Dec 14 2012 05:57:39 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 07 2013 12:51:57 PM CST

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The latest research shows they are not created by engine combustion, which was previously thought.  The first requirement is the clouds have to be vertically thin.  Researchers then discovered that the clouds usually form beneath C-130 planes (shown below).  Beneath the wings of these planes temperatures are around 14 degrees warmer than the rest of the plane and surrounding environment.  This temperature difference creates a dry punch of air falling from the sky evaporating the clouds beneath.