Web crawlers: This is not about Rocky Mountain Silver Bullet Beer1.
Lotta wind last night. Gusts to 50 mph here in Sutherland Heights, stuff all over the yard. I didn’t mention anything about excessive wind coming last night, and so there’s no point in mentioning it now. I’m a cloud-maven, not a wind-maven….
Here’s yesterday afternoon’s sounding from Tucson, around the time we had all that ice pouring out of just about every Cumulus humilis and mediocris around:
The high cold ones of yesterday afternoon
There are really no good names for the clouds we saw yesterday. Maybe Cumulus humilis virgae? Cumulus mediocris virgae praecipitatio (to keep the Latin discriminators)? They have all the ingredients of miniature Cumulonimbus clouds, some vertical development, fall streaks and little shafts at times. So, these kinds of clouds, that are COMMON in the interior of the West during the cooler half of the year, really don’t have a good place in our cloud atlases. In fact, you won’t even find one in any cloud atlas! (Tell your friends how special yesterday was…)
1 In fact, a legendary beer from Colorado, sung about below by no less than John Denver, or someone who sounds an awful like him, while also describing some football coaching history at the University of Washington Huskies.
2You should try this and see what other languages might be recovered from your keyboard by making just the slightest of errors.