16 January 2023
Pittsburgh’s skies were oppressively gray on Saturday with thick Lake Effect Clouds but the forecast promised the clouds would break in early afternoon so I planned a walk in Schenley Park for 2:30pm. Hah!
By 3pm the clouds were still thick and gray and the revised forecast predicted they would break up in the 4 o’clock hour. Of course! We were about to get 15-30 minutes of full sun immediately followed by sunset at 5:15pm, a classic Gleam At Sunset. I timed my walk to arrive at Schenley’s golf course by 4:45pm.
My photos show what happened: the classic gleam, an unexpected sun pillar, and a beautiful red sky at sunset.
If you’ve never heard of Lake Effect Clouds and the Gleam At Sunset, find out more in last month’s article:
(photos by Kate St. John)