Along with Altocumulus “floccus1” as well, many with ice virga. Some clumps got so enthusiastic that they went into sizes that we really can’t name, too large to be Altocumulus elements, and too small to be what we normally would call Cumulus or Cumulonimbus. Here are some more examples of yesterday’s clouds:
Taking a bite out of drought in the Plains States
Here the Drought Monitor for May 7th. Looks pretty bad in the central and southern Plains States and the central and southern Rockies.
But here’s what’s happened according to WSI’s radar-derived rain totals over the 7 days ending since this map. Makes you fell that bit better for our drought-stricken brothers even if we didn’t get anything. And it looks like rains will continue off and on in droughty Plains areas now for another two weeks. Excellent. Nothing in sight here, sadly.
The End (still putting life together after moving; posts will be a bit sparse).
1“Floccus” has a ragged or lofted base, one higher than the other ones around.