“So what gives Mr. Weatherblogperson? Most clouds had no ice and a very, very few did, ones that had some rain fall out of them. Below I have handcrafted a diagram with too many arrows and text on it, just for you, my friend, to help explain the mystery of yesterday’s clouds. I think, or rather hope, the excess text and arrowing will be self-explanatory…..
Overhsooting tops? Here’s the biggest one of the day yesterday. Most however, because they are colder than the environment, collapse quickly and as is often the case in days like yesterday, there is NO overshooting top by the time the ice and rain start to fall out the bottom of the cloud. But, you can bet before that happened there was one.
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