Later I noticed that the afternoon sounding from TUS had ZERO CAPE, a measure of how unstable the atmosphere is. With zero CAPE (no instability indicated), you don’t expect a Cb. Hence the title, a sciency humor.
With yesterday’s capped clouds, capped by a horrific inversion at 16,000 feet above sea level, you may have spotted this remarkable sight late yesterday; first the wide angle view, then the zoomed view:
Still, even with mashed clouds, yesterday was often a very pretty one, in the 99 F heat here in SH, and ended with a great sunset. See below:
The weather ahead…
Seems like were destined to be on the edge of the summer rains for another week or so, meaning we might have to get telescopes out to see a big fat Cumulonimbus clouds. Canadian model from last night had some rain moving into southern AZ on the 23rd ahead of a big trough. We’ll see.
I also saw, in the “Moonlight Feels Right moonlight this morning (the singer of that song keeps laughing; must be from Wyoming….)”, some Altocu around. So, at least another scenic day, it a dry one today.
—————————- 1OBJECTIVE HAPPINESS BY STATE. I’ve posted this before, but I felt it was good to remind my reader where the jolliest people are in case he/she’s thinking of a vacation and want to go to a happy place, not a grumpy ones like those in New York State.