What are green storms?

Sky with green clouds

We are extremely lucky to live on a planet where amazing meteorological phenomena form, such as storms. When they are accompanied by an electrical device, they are spectacular, especially if they occur at night. But, Have you heard of green storms?

No, they are not a myth, although it is true that they could well be. They are very pretty, although dangerous. Let us know why.

What are green storms and how do they form?

In this typical phenomenon of spring and summer characterized by the greenish and yellowish hue that it acquires at its peak. The clouds that produce it have a cotton-like appearance and are located high. Its development is very fast, so much so that we will immediately notice the typical smell of rain.

Finally, the increase in gusts of wind will let us know that a green storm is forming. That is when, for our own safety, we must protect ourselves.

But are they really green?

When the electrical apparatus that accompanies storms is very powerful, it can "tint" clouds bluish or greenish. This is explained because light is refracted with ionized nitrogen molecules. As a result, some of the most amazing storms occur.

Why are they dangerous?

Green storms are often associated with extreme weather events. In the United States, the country of tornadoes, they are very common. When a situation of extreme heat occurs with a warm air mass and a cold air pocket arrives, cyclones are produced that could become the aforementioned phenomena or hurricanes.

Although this is not all. Sunlight determines the hue of the clouds. If the storm begins to form or move away at dusk, the sunlight will eliminate the blue tones, since when it reflects off the ice crystals of the clouds they will give rise to the green color.

Summer storm

Have you seen any green storms?

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