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Gini, it might be an idea as some might just glimpse the title (e.g. in Recent Topics) and not read the detail. I don’t know if you can do that in this forum.
Some lovely guitar this afternoon from Ismo Eskelinen playing Fagerlund – Transit, Guitar Concerto:
CBS plays catch-up?
No new news, but good publicity for CAS:
Martin, looks like the American Eagle himself. Deserves the motto Big Sky Country, but I guess neighbouring Montana got there first. Great – thanks.
MikeL you must have been on your toes to capture those beauties. Similar ones appeared in the middle of this Weird Weather episode this evening (repeated in the small hours):
and there is 30 seconds of Member No. 001
Very interesting… My 1969 RK Pilsbury says ‘Only in Scotland’ (in the UK). atopics says ‘At least twice since 1996’ in England and shows 29JAN2000 – did he know from Ian of the FEB1996 Lincs picture one wonders.
‘As rare as nacreous in England’…
The Met Office ‘Cloud types for Observers’ 1982 also does not mention England specifically, and says ‘They are ignored when assessing CH and C’ (cloud classification codes). They are observable before dawn, of course, for early risers (see CAS Calendar for Jan and Feb).
From the ICA you should look out for ‘…periods with a strong, broad, deep and homogeneous westerly to north-westerly current’.
MikeL, you have really kick-started the new Forum, and thank you for it.
On B&W, as you know I admire your B&W pix and sometimes term them your Armani mode – your first one above would qualify. But I would ask that you make clear when you are in that mode e.g. your timely and superb opening topic:
is, I believe in colour. But asperatus in particular tends to look monochrome.
hygge is point&shoot at best so will stick with colour, I fear.
Likewise at the start the ‘Freshness’ does not refresh until you leave it and return.
But having returned you no longer have an EDIT function offered, hence this ‘reply’.
Talk about Walk On The Wild Side (Nelson/Jimmy Smith version just played on BBC R3 JRR).
Hallo again AK, so glad you got back. On TV this p.m. was the war movie capturing an enigma m/c from a sub.
Your pic looks great but only in thumbnail size as yet. GP-P wrote in an early thread, probably from Graham:
‘By the way, you can add a photo to your profile (could be anything) by clicking on your name and using the Change Profile Photo link.’
Like Airhead I have not yet found Change Profile Photo…
EDIT: I note the Topic list does not change dynamically – you have to leave it and return.
Graham, I can confirm that the ICA Vol I revised edition 1975 has Sc cas (but floccus was not introduced); possibly not the Vol II 1987, unless Airhead knows better.
All the books I have checked have Sc cas.
The (probably 1982) PDF should have Sc cas in CL 5 around p8 (different on-line)
That leaves later on-line Met Office docs meant for the more casual observer – perhaps they are your problem, Graham? I have not checked them.
I only wish I could add my own observations, but I seem to be blind to cas.
Oh, well read, Airhead. That’s impressive. I still have to read Colin’s news extra.
For AK: as I must have mentioned in the distant past, page 126 is at Bishop, Ca, ‘Fohn wall, rotor clouds and orographic Altocumulus lenticularis’. We are lucky AK so often records such phenomena in the Owens Valley for CAS.
Colin, the Wiki entry is the only place so far I have seen an average figure for length (which I think I called size) and its 0.5 km. With an average diameter of 1 – 3 km does that make your ship quite far off?
(There are several pix at the end of the Wiki).
I have not seen any given cause linked to dimensions, and UK skies above are as cold as any, I guess; intensity would be higher on the Great Plains.
Colin, can you add a synoptic situation? If nought else it is interesting to know if your mamma were at the tail end of the storm (a favourite with GP-P).
On Rarity (I don’t see how to entitle a reply to a post which is in a mixed thread/topic).
Hallo, Colin good to see and hear from you. Goodly capture there, and I take your point that this is NE England. Mammatus are not that rare in the UK, so you are calling out the size, I guess – I don’t know if the size is unusual for UK, anyone else?
CAS has long had a saying, way back at the launch of this forum, ‘As rare as fog in Phoenix’.
It might have been ‘As rare as arcus in Lincolnshire’ but it is not so alliterative:
N.B. Ian Loxley seems to have withdrawn many of his pictures from the old forum, but found this one in the CAS Gallery.
Colin, I guess that is you – College Valley Cell on Flickr – so thanks for bring it here too. I really fell for your cell – such contrasts in shapes, colour etc.
Last year we had a regular contributor Anita at the other end of Hadrians Wall from you in Westmorland. You might enjoy her time lapse video of the Helm Bar:
Hallo again, Mike – ‘H’ from the old one. Almost blue greys you got there.
Re comments – only thought I have is that GP-P said something about temporarily disabling profiles (and he is away this week)?