WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Captivating clouds

Thanks to Jim Borrow for two memorable views of clouds from Alki – above, early this morning, and below, last night.

Jim notes that the top formation is known as Kelvin-Helmholtz – we featured a daylight view of a similar formation last spring. Here’s why they form.

Meantime, the other weather note of the night – it’ll be colder than normal again, with more frosted windshields expected tomorrow morning (the Sea-Tac low was 34, seven degrees below normal for this date)

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Captivating clouds"

  • Petert March 30, 2021 (8:35 pm)

    Not really a cloud formation, but a vapor trail from about an hour ago, courtesy of a pilot who must have realized he or she left the iron plugged in…

    • WSB March 30, 2021 (9:56 pm)

      Not sure what you’re referring to (an image that didn’t upload, maybe?) but both of thw images above are from much more than an hour ago.

      • Petert March 31, 2021 (7:41 am)

        Sorry, the image didn’t upload. Hopefully it will this time. It was taken around sundown last night. 

  • StopCuttingDownTrees March 31, 2021 (1:42 am)

    Those are the type of clouds that precede a Sharknado.

  • Rams4life April 1, 2021 (12:39 am)

    Aires on the horizon. Gotta love the formation of ram horns in the clouds to remind us we’re in full blown Aries season. Born on what is now dubbed April fools Day to most or all but for me it marks the day if my birth and the start of my new year. Historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. In the Julian Calendar, as in the Hindu calendar, the new year began with the spring equinox around April 1. People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 we’re then dubbed foolish or April Fools.Make no mistakes when I say the true fools are the ones who feel entitled to changing a national holiday to a day as random as January 1st holding no real significance to any change in seasons  doesn’t sit on top of any astrological charts and is one of the coldest times of the year when most souls are feeling just as gray, dreary and miserable as the weather outside. Now those are the real fools. With absolutely nothing new and or rejuvenating in the month of January

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