Cis fib and Cis spis lead to nice sunset; big trough, big wind ahead

Cirrus fibratus and Cirrus spissatus, of course. Here they are from yesterday.

2:56 PM.  Cirrus fibratus, straight or gently curved elements.
2:56 PM. Cirrus fibratus, straight or gently curved elements.
7:28 PM.  CIrrus spissatus (thick, patchy Cirrus) with other varieties.
7:28 PM. CIrrus spissatus (thick, patchy Cirrus) with other varieties.

The weather ahead

Troughulent weather is ahead as you can plainly see here from the NOAA spaghetti factory:

Valid for May 28th at 5 PM local.
Valid for May 28th at 5 PM local.

Here’s what it looks like on a regular 500 millybar map (IPS MeteoStar):
2013052200_NAM_GFS_500_HGT_WINDS_186

No rain in it for us, but if you missed having wind yesterday the 21st, well this situation will make up for it. Likely to be gusts over 40 mph in these here parts when it actually peaks out in about a week. In the meantime, a West Coast trough ahead of this violent jet streamer from the Pacific will keep the air moving long before this unusual event slams into Cal.

 

The End for now.