It's such an advantage to be really familiar with a place before you try to photograph it. Whenever I travel, I have to rely largely on luck and instinct to be there when the conditions are right... it can be a frustrating experience as many of you know well, especially if a lot of time and expense were involved in getting somewhere. Here at home, however, I can watch the weather and the sky every day and just know when it's going to be happening. Occasionally it's a bust, other times like this, it's way better than expected.
Virtually no processing on this (yet)... just a slight exposure tweak and a bit of levels in the sky.
Be sure to visit the SkyWatch home page for other awesome skies from around the world.