Vail Valley Daily Photo: Crazy Sky

Real Estate Agent with Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate



On the way home the other evening I noticed a cloud formation highlighted by the setting sun that looked suspiciously like the beginning of a tornado funnel.  The lowering tip of the funnel glowed like it was a neon light.  There has never been a tornado reported in the Colorado mountains that I have ever heard of and the weather was way too cool for tornatdo development.   Instead, it must have been Virgo - something we do see a lot of here.  The way I understand it, Virgo is a rainstorm that that never happens as it evaporates before it gets to the ground.  This cloud was very near the ground however.  Very unusual.

                                                                                                                       PHOTO:  NILSSON IMAGES




Posted by

John Nilsson, CCIM, CRS

Broker Associate

Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate, Vail, CO

Comments (1)

William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA

Hi John, That was very informative, I had never heard  of a Virgo. The clouds and colors are awesome.

Oct 05, 2012 02:14 PM