Like you, I did not expect to see ice-in-clouds yesterday. I could feel your surprise when I looked to the north and saw traces of it in the exhaling part of a Cumulus congestus–like you, really didn’t think I’d see clouds that large, either. But there the ice was.
Later, it was even more obvious, and a fat cell even developed up there toward Globe in mid-afternoon. Didn’t expect to see one so close.
Also, did you catch the cluster of Cumulonimbi on the north horizon at sunrise? That was an unexpected sight for you and me as well.
I wonder, too, if you were down at Steam Pump and Oracle you noticed that a few drops of rain fell? That was really unbelievable, since it was practically clear overhead when I exited the PF gym and saw them on the car I had just washed and waxed in the belief that no rain could fall for at least 10 days. Yes, it was a day of surprises for both of us.
Didn’t think I’d be bloggin’ today, either. Life has so many unexpected twists and turns.
6:05 AM. Unexpected sighting number 1: Dawn Cumulonimbi up there toward the Mogollon Rim.
The weather way ahead
Mods continuing to show rain in our area sometime between the 6th and 12th of September, which would result in a non-rainless September. Sometimes, those mods think its due to a tropical storm remnant of a tropical storm that hasn’t formed yet. So, its quite mystical, that rain.
Still, the indications are that some rain will return after the long dry spell ahead.