Today’s cloud lesson is in a quiz format. Find the ice in the photos below. As you know, ice in clouds is nearly always required before rain can fall out of clouds here in, well, all of Arizona, not just here in Catalinaland. Can you see some in the photos of of moderate Cumulus clouds below?
If nothing else, these shots show the kind of pretty skies we have now days. A few isolated Cumulonimbus clouds remain on the far horizon, NW to NE, as our summer rain season goes on, but barely. You can see those in the photos, below, if you have some binoculars.
BTW, I would suggest a hike/horseback ride into the Catalina foothills because there is currently an amazing profusion of morning glories in their full glory. Here are a couple of examples of what was seen last Saturday in a hike up the “Middle Gate” up into the foothills. It was STUNNING! They were not just along the trail, but extended into the brush like poppies do in the spring. So pretty. Took too many photos, was it 200? (202). But every few yards up there on the east side of the Sutherland Wash was so seductive.