The clouds parted

A man captures an interesting phenomenon during a rain event.

Motorist captures parting of the storm.

As Zuniga drove along Interstate 75, the clouds suddenly shifted in a peculiar way, creating an large square-shaped sunny patch through which motorists passed. It was as if rain clouds had parted over the motorists for a reason.

“They looked almost like something spiritual coming through the storm, and the Lord has got your back,” Zuniga told the Weather Channel.

While it might have been, for the musician, a spiritual experience, meteorologists are familiar with the phenomenon.

The Weather Channel reports that it was simply the result of two rain curtains that “just happened to have their edges lined up with the shoulders of I-75, and Zuniga was in the right place at the right time to capture it.”

Photo credit: Joe Zuniga

Photo credit: Joe Zuniga

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  7 comments for “The clouds parted

  1. WMcCreery
    July 20, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Tlaloc never gets any credit! Sheesh!!

  2. daran1@gmail.com
    July 20, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    it looks like the rain is falling either side giving the impression that the clouds parted

  3. Frederick
    July 20, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    I saw that once, a while ago! it is awesome! You can hear the angel voices when the clouds separate “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH” lol

  4. Mauro Toffanin
    July 21, 2014 at 6:50 AM

    “While it might have been, for the musician, a spiritual experience, meteorologists are familiar with the phenomenon.”

    Ah the irony! Spiritual people said that weather forecasters thinking is sometimes clouded 😀

  5. Bill T.
    July 21, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    “Square shaped, because it was bounded by the roughly horizontal horizon and cloud deck and the rain was falling roughly vertically on each side? Gee!

  6. Peebs
    July 21, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Wouldn’t the heat from the road surface have some bearing on this, admittedly awesome, phenomenon?

  7. Bill T.
    July 22, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Note that the gap extends well back from the roadway on each side.

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