Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Header Challenge - Cloud formations

This post is not so much about cloud formations as it is about what forms in the clouds this time of year in our part of the world. Sunday we got about 8 inches (20 mm) of snow. Tuesday we got another few inches. Our winter weather is determined by which way the wind blows. If it blows from Canada we get cold and sometimes the moisture makes it across the mountains and we get snow. If the wind blows from Florida, we get warm. This time the wind blew from Canada all the way to Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, picked up a load of moisture and did a U-turn around the mountains and north up the coast. These storms left slippery roads and closed airports over a wide area. Some power outages in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area were caused by falling branches.
Morning of December 8 just starting to snow
 Afternoon, snow everywhere

More snow Tuesday

And the clouds break ranks in time for sunset


imac said...

Neat take on Cloud Formation Lew, neat out of the box thinking.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Lew: Certainly a special time of the year for your snow photos.

Craver Vii said...

"Clouds breaking rank." I like that word picture. We have some good snow covering in our area today. I love the snow!!

Christine said...

Beautiful pics! It has snowed here, too; love those pics as well.