Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Warm Sector Stratocumulus

I like stratocumulus. In the warm sector when there is not a lot of wind, these clouds billow up into large overcast banks. The colour of the clouds range from dark grays to warm, opaque whites. There is some gravity wave action in the clouds but not a lot. There was also some virga associated with the thicker cloud elements. The surface winds were fitful and confined to the west basin of Singleton Lake. The rippled, sky reflection section of the lake would periodically expand eastward but not make it into our little bay. There was no drizzle and no biting insects. It was a good afternoon.

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