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Snowplow in Crystal Lake on Jan. 1, 2014.
Holly Petrie January 2, 2014 at 11:59 am
ALITH Patch, why isn't Algonquin or LITH listed?
Amie Schaenzer (Editor) January 2, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Hi Holly! The reason why Algonquin and LITH were not listed is because the National Weather ServiceRead More did not include either of the communities in its list.
Photo: Rick Nagel.
Kimberly Salvinski Garcia December 24, 2013 at 09:23 am
I actually saw this a few years ago, on my way home to Crystal Lake. I was able to snap a picture,Read More and it looked just like this. They are called SUNDOG. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dog. Sundogs are commonly made by the refraction of light from plate-shaped hexagonal ice crystals in high and cold cirrus clouds or, during very cold weather, these ice crystals are called diamond dust, and drift in the air at low levels. These crystals act as prisms, bending the light rays passing through them with a minimum deflection of 22°. If the crystals are randomly oriented, a complete ring around the sun is seen — a halo. But often, as the crystals sink through the air, they become vertically aligned, so sunlight is refracted horizontally — in this case, sundogs are seen.
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