Two maybe three sprinkles occurred in the early afternoon between 1:30 and 2:40 PM for a total accumulation of “trace.” The first from our very own Catalina cloud street off Ms. Lemon. Here it is in mid-afternoon when it was was still right over us, but the clouds in it not tall enough, as earlier, to have something in them that causes precipitation to fall out. (What is it? Hint: Think of the Beatles’ anthem about something that is, “all you need1.”)
Bubble Cu drifts away, later becoming a “quarter pounder”… Watch the sequence below.
So, what did we get out of this sequence?
Even small clouds, really modest ones at the start, can boil upward and produce a useful amount of rain, albeit in a short-lived life. Between the time it began to rain from this cloud and the end of it from this little cloud was barely more than six minutes, maybe ten. But don’t overlook them; they can still get you wet.
And with that happy ending, let me leave you with this happy ending to our day; yesterday’s sunset Cumulonimbus cloud, and the thought of more of them today! (The weather service says so…here.)