Bilzmale, not sure what was causing that weird looking sky. Like the finger of god light bars coming through clouds except it was blue and not coming through clouds. It was more pronounced in real life and it only lasted about a minute but my camera was close. I had to set my camera up on a tripod and set the exposure for like 20 seconds to capture it. That area that the camera is aiming at glows at night because of all the lights in Dallas.
Those red and yellow banded sunrises in the last image are not that common here, but we were in for some storms that day.