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The Great Cloud Conspiracy

In the past week I’ve had a couple of visits from people who saw a link from another site to a post here. Being curious I backtracked them and found myself reading about the Great Cloud Conspiracy. Apparently when the … Continue reading

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More Drought

Droughtman is strangely quiet these days. It has been cool and cloudy and is forecast for more of the same, with the possibility of precipitation, and he hasn’t said anything snide about it. It might have something to do with … Continue reading

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Jet Stream – Related Phenomena

Cloud of the Day – Other Phenomena Related to the Jet Stream As promised in the original post on the jet stream, today’s post will cover related phenomena such as the polar vortex and the Southern Oscillation. You will recall … Continue reading

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Drought Two

Look up in the sky! Is it a cloud? Is it rain? No, it’s Droughtman! Yes, I’m afraid our blogger is at it again. Our water watchers have raised the advisory level to 2, which stands for dry conditions and … Continue reading

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Jet Stream

Cloud of the Day – Jet Stream The jet stream was discovered by Japanese meteorologist Wasaburo Ooishi when making over 1200 balloon observations of high altitude winds between 1923 and 1925. This information was later used when the Japanese launched … Continue reading

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Drought Conditions

“Enchanted Light | New Mexico” by Jim Crotty is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 In my area precipitation has been below normal for the last few months. This is the time of year when we would normally expect a good … Continue reading

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Cumulus Flammagenitus

Cloud of the Day – Cumulus Flammagenitus The International Cloud Atlas fifth edition, published in 2017, has included cloud types that were not recognized before, including types that are caused by humans and other unexpected sources. I’ve already posted on … Continue reading

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Cavum

Cloud of the Day – Cavum Cavum is one of the new clouds that show up in the latest edition of the World Meteorological Organization’s International Cloud Atlas. I reported on the release of the new edition in this post. … Continue reading

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Alfred Wegener

Alfred Lothar Wegener was born in Berlin, Germany on November 1st, 1880. He was the youngest of the five children of Richard Wegener, clergyman, theologian and classical language teacher. The family was well-off enough to own a vacation home, as … Continue reading

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Cirrus Homogenitus

Cloud of the Day – Cirrus Homogenitus In the past, meteorologists refused to include human-made phenomena in their classifications of cloud types. Yes, they said, the steam and smoke coming out of our smokestacks can appear like clouds or fog, … Continue reading

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