The fact that news personnel couldn't find out any facts COULD ONLY MEAN.... uuhh... that news people aren't any good at finding facts. Oooh, big surprise there !
Sustained intermittent glow, then "575 folks lost power right when it happened". Hahah! I dunno about you guys, but it juuuust miiiight be related to the power grid.
Neon lights, for example, are colored by very small quantities of other gases or minerals in the tube to make a wide variety of colors. All it takes is something interesting to get in the heat of arcing electricity, or even be the conductor, and the color could be anything pretty. It isn't always green. Many things (transformers) on the grid are filled with argon, which is part of what you add to make neon lights green. But transformers often also contain oil, which can block the light like a dusty nebula after it's vaporized and the color filtered out the other side of the smoke can be tinted. Remember the wildfires in CA and Austrailia causing the white light of the sun to glow dark red?
I find it extremely more likely that a meteorologist simply didn't make the best of her educational opportunities and learn science and still got hired in part (possibly only) because of the eye candy factor. I dunno, call me a cynic. but I'll go with human error way before believing LGM accidentally flipped off the cloaking switch or even that some military tech went south in the middle of some suburb at prime time.
Edited by Vinito, 28 January 2020 - 11:19 PM.