Flying Sauces

2012-05-21 16:49:41.000 – Steve Welsh,  Weather Observer/IT Specialist

Chaotic Sky

This afternoon we were treated to a great display of Lenticular clouds. It was a truly chaotic sky at times with many distinct layers all stacked up on top of each other. Over time they would slowly change shape often resembling giant “flying saucers” in the process. At other times we saw altocumulus castellanus clouds mixed in with all the other mid-level clouds – a sure sign of turbulent conditions up above.

Looks like we’ll be back in the fog soon enough though and the extended dry and clear spell, we have been lucky enough to experienced this shift, will soon be at an end. We should see plenty of rain tomorrow and with a cold front expected in the afternoon perhaps even a thunderstorm or two. The storm at the start of the shift was very impressive indeed – I wonder if we’ll end the shift in the same way….?


Steve Welsh,  Weather Observer/IT Specialist

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