Whorl of clouds, 10:15 AM, November 25, 2017
The weather forecast for today was sunny in the morning with increasing clouds. Well, here they are increasing! They look downright foreboding, which they didn’t turn out to be … but the photo was taken into the sun, which made everything else look pretty dark.
Huge puffy cloud, September 27, 2017
Typing this the morning after this photo was taken, I can report that yes, indeed! The humidity has dropped precipitously, and … we didn’t even get any precipitation!
Streaking clouds, July 15, 2017
These clouds make me think of the way the Roadrunner cartoon character would streak off in a cloud of dust. Where are they all going, one wonders, and why in such a hurry? And … here are two more palindromes for Palindrome Week 2017! One is a kind of ultimatum; the other is a clarification:
No lemon, no melon
No, I told Ed “lotion.”
Stitched-on cloud formation, November 23, 2016
If the skies were to open up (as they say they do sometimes), they might do it along this seam, I think! Also: comments on the most recently posted original Boomerang are now available! Scroll down or click here to read all about it.
Parahelion, 7:30 AM September 14, 2016
A lovely reward for looking up this morning on my way to an early appointment: a sundog (or parahelion)! Also: an amazing set of bands of clouds! Read all about parahelia here, and find another example in these pages here.
Pretty afternoon, September 3, 2016
It would seem from other examples of them in these pages (here and here, for instance) that cumulus fractus clouds love very bright blue skies! According to this site here, they’re torn looking because they’ve been separated from a “parent” cumulus cloud by strong winds. Aha! It wasn’t windy on the ground at them moment I took this picture, but strong winds are in the forecast! Maybe these clouds are in the vanguard …
Evening cumulonimbus, May 24, 2016
It was an all-day pageant of cumulonimbus clouds, and … who knew it was so mild in So-Cal in May? It’s mostly only been getting into the 70s (and today not only that) all month!