A “rareish” sun pillar accompanied sunrise this morning in Okarche. From the University of Illinois: ”Typically seen during sunrise or sunset, sun pillars form when sunlight reflects off the surfaces of falling ice crystals associated with thin, high-level clouds (like cirrostratus clouds).
They are not an everyday occurrence, and I usually only end up seeing them two or three times a year.
On January 1st, the low temperature in Okarche was a record setting 2 degrees. The previous record was 5 degrees set in 1959.
On January 2nd, the high temperature was 19 degrees which set a record for the lowest high temperature on the date. The previous record was 20 degrees set in 1942 and 1974.