Yesterday’s blog was about an intriguing and relatively new cloud type that was spotted in our region Friday - the undulatus asperatus. I wouldn’t normally blog about clouds 2 days in a row, but I have to make an exception today. I’ve been getting so many photos and comments regarding the ominous clouds that billowed over Hants and Colchester counties yesterday morning that I felt like I really should address it. The cloud was a shelf cloud.
If someone accuses you of walking around with your head in the clouds, take it as a compliment. People who do, get to see some pretty amazing clouds. On Friday, Sandra Adams was doing just that when she spotted what she referred to as “rolling clouds”. You can see why she would describe them that way, but these unusual looking clouds do have a name. They are officially known as Undulatus Asperatus. These clouds look scary, but they generally follow after a storm rather than become one.
The first weekend of the summer is here and it looks like we’re going to get wet. While some of us might be worried about the rainfall, others should be more concerned with flooding. Not because we’re going to get a lot of rain, but because of the wind direction, the phase of the moon and the sun’s declination. Let’s deal with the moon first:Today, the moon is “new”. A new moon occurs when the Sun, the Moon and the Earth are aligned.
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