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Offline darrell110

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Strange Clouds
« on: June 24, 2004, 12:26:35 AM »
A few years ago I seen some very strange clouds. I had never seen anything like this. If I can remember correctly, the temperature was in the low 70's (f). These pictures were taken on 9/12/01.

http://civideo.com/weather/strangeclouds/

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Offline Vergil83

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Strange Clouds
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2004, 03:29:19 AM »
it looks like to me that there is a very sharp cold contrast at the bottom of the main cloud "puff":lol: , so at the top of the clouds it is raining, but a little below it enters a much drier and warmer area and evaporates!  :D

thats my idea  8)
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Offline Weather Display

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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2004, 06:20:08 AM »
Hi
i asked a meterologist, and this was the answer:

The tendrils hanging down are called virga --- this time ist is a
shower of ice srystals that dissolve into the dry air as they fall..

The cirrus clouds are called cirrus floccus -- if the cloud elemens were
less than one degree of arc wide then thay could maybe be called
cirrocumulus floccus.

So it is cirus floccus with virga  . High cloud type 2.

:)

great photos!!!!!!!