A cirrus and contrail display
* Flash Flood Watch late today/tonight: CWG's Full Forecast *
Occasionally, we get a weather show not associated with storm clouds, lightning or hail, but with fair weather clouds. On Wednesday morning, cirrus clouds painted the northern sky with ice crystals that formed long, wisp-like patterns that streaked across a brilliant blue background. By Wednesday afternoon, cumulus clouds formed with the cirrus clouds. In addition to the cirrus and cumulus clouds, contrails from high-altitude jets cut across the sky in strands of long, thin clouds that spanned from horizon to horizon.
It was a beautiful display in the sky, but one which is easily missed as we go about our day-to-day activities. Soon enough, I'll be back out photographing storm clouds or lightning, but at least for one day, I enjoyed the beautiful weather and the interesting cloud show above us.
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| May 27, 2010; 10:45 AM ET
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