Rainbow clouds seen in Oregon

Rainbow clouds seen in Oregon

Several KGW viewers noticed rainbow-colored clouds over Wilsonville and sent these amazing photos. Portland meteorologists said the phenomenon could be iridescent clouds, which occur when parts of clouds with smaller particles become separated and refract light.

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by KGW Staff

KING5.com

Posted on July 13, 2013 at 4:21 PM

WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- Several KGW viewers noticed rainbow-colored clouds over Wilsonville and quickly sent us these amazing photos.

Portland meteorologists said the phenomenon could be iridescent clouds, which occur when parts of clouds with smaller particles become separated and refract light.

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