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This topic contains 6 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Michael Michael 2 days, 11 hours ago.

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  • #360517
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    hygge
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    There are some interesting clouds at the front, I was helpfully advised before 10 am this morning. So I wandered into the north facing study and it blew my socks off; I was looking at a pileus. I gawped then realised I should get the camera (too much hasty fumbling) to capture this short lived phenomenon (The Cloud Collector’s Handbook page43). The cloudscape was taken a few seconds later as it was disappearing.

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  • #360749
    Michael
    Michael
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    Excellent !…I forget how rare these Pileus are in some places. Fortunate for you hygge to be quick enough to get a pic or two !..The monsoon season here in Arizona  was a bit late but as of August 1..i’m trying to get a pic of a Pileus every day…Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • #361225
    Hans Stocker
    Hans Stocker
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    Indeed a nice example Hygge. Having your camera nearby is an advantage with these elusive phenomena.

    Yes pileus isn’t quite a daily thing over here Michael. I wish you lots of fun spotting them in the monsoon season and I look forward for some examples.

    Recently I spotted a very large one. It was that large that I even thought it might be a separate lenticularis, but the sky was completely lenticularis-less elsewhere and it was only appearing in connection with the cumulus, so it must have been the rising of moist air over this huge cu congestus that has caused the giant cap. Any opinions on this?

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  • #361337
    Keelin
    Keelin
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    Nice catch, Hygee! And good luck to you, Michael. Can’t wait to see what comes your way.

    And that’s a beautiful cloud formation, Hans, regardless of label. As for the image below, I’m also not sure about it considering there is Lenticularis nearby. Anyone have an idea? I’ve never seen Pileus at home here in Napa. This ice cream sandwich was spotted in Colorado.

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  • #361451
    Hans Stocker
    Hans Stocker
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    Very nice ice cream sandwich Keelin. This IS pileus. No doubt. Beautiful.

  • #361635
    Michael
    Michael
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    Well August Started Out All Monsoon but it fizzled out over the last 4 days..So no Pileus! Anyway, here is a pic from Aug 1. You can almost taste the humidity.

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  • #362184
    Michael
    Michael
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    The last 3 days  have been with out cloud in the middle of  August in Arizona….Monsoon  is amongst the missing!  Heres a shot from Aug 7…the last day  of any Monsoon presence  that I witnessed.

    aug0719b6146Pileus

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