Last week Ocracoke had a crazy afternoon storm with clouds producing rain and hail and waterspouts. At the same time there was sun, wind, and wonderful rainbows. It had been a perfectly beautiful sunny day until this very large black cloud moved in. I think it had to do with the warm air from a hurricane that was way out in the Atlantic and a cold front meeting one another over the Island.
You can see the teeny tiny water tower in the background of this photo below this enormous cloud.
The rainbows made by the rain and sun were out for a long time. This one over the ocean.
The gray clouds left just enough room to see the glow from the sun setting over the sound.
Photos by Ocracoke Photo