Oh, me. So much wind, so much bluster, so gigantic aloft, but so little rain. Well, actually none here. Review of troughy’s last day on Sunday, Mom’s Day, where it tried to rain here:
Normally it take lower temperatures to have ice in our clouds. The cloud drops have to be larger than usual at that aforementioned temperature for those high temperature crystals to form. Only on especially clean aerosol days could that happen, or if there are large dust particles. Since there was no sign of dust, and the visibility was at least 100 miles, one guesses that it was the unusually clean conditions with weak updrafts at cloud base (i.e., ones result in only the best and biggest cloud condensation nuclei to activate) that led to larger than normal drops at temperatures warmer than -10 °C. Well, killed that audience. But sometimes you just get carried away with how much you THINK you know… Remember, my demand to stop blogging for a million dollars is still on the table if you want to strangle yourself at this point due to content overload.