Monday, November 24, 2014

Racing Clouds

The clouds were absolutely racing across the sky today, bringing scattered rain, but more important bringing warm temperatures - over 10°C a good part of the day.  The snow has just evaporated!  The yard below had over 2 feet of snow on Friday morning!


I sat in my favourite chair by the window and took this series of pictures over just about 10 minutes.  The sky was constantly changing as the winds blew the clouds out of the southwest.

You have to picture the clouds racing across, and the wind howling in the trees.  No damage here, but it certainly was a windy day.

There were even little patches of blue among the clouds occasionally.

Notice I didn't say that the snow 'melted', which in my mind implies a change from a solid to a liquid.  No, virtually all the snow just evaporated, drawn away into thin air by the warm temperatures, and helped by the constant wind.

I don't ever recall a week of such weather changes, from normal November, to deep snow, and back to well above freezing and almost no snow left at all.  Strange weather patterns.

A great visit from my sister today, 'cause she stopped in at a bakery on the way and came laden with gifts of cookies, squares, and pie.  I'm all set for a month or more!

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14 comments:

  1. Amazing how much snow is gone in just a few days.
    We had clouds racing across the sky here too but no rain, just warm temperatures.

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  2. It's raining outside right now, and the temperature here has fallen during the day: warm overnight and then rain and wind making it cold. Strange weather patterns, indeed! :-)

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  3. We had much the same here, with winds really picking up through the day. The temps are supposed to drop back to more typical conditions.

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  4. Wow! That is crazy! I must say it's very mild here this evening at +16. A bit rainy but lovely out. Tomorrow will be very pleasant but Wednesday and Thursday will bring a change and a lot of snow (15-30cm!!). Our fickle November.

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  5. We can sure imagine the racing clouds...you should get a video. We had a beautiful sunshiny day in the Hill Country.

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  6. I can't believe your snow melted so quickly!

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  7. Wonderful skies. Amazing to think that all that snow is now gone.

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  8. Beautiful skies and images.. I am happier with the warmer weather, we are expecting snow tomorrow.. Enjoy your baked goods. have a happy day!

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  9. Yup, the moving of water from solid to vapor without the intermediate liquid stage. Sublimation. Wonderful pics!

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  10. so far, this week, at the jersey shore we have experienced about the same, with our snow coming on Wednesday!!! I love clouds, howling winds and rain. when the house gets dark, the day becomes an inside day and we bake brownies!!!!!!!!

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  11. The weather has been strange, for sure. I don't usually mind snow but it came too early this year. I'll appreciate it more in December. :)

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  12. The weather has become stranger the last two years. We has snow early but it left in two days. According to the fogs I counted in August, our winter is going to be a humdinger.

    I am fascinated with rocks, their makeup, their shape...I'm as OCD about rocks as Bonnie is about a blue collar.

    Thanks for coming by.

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  13. wow its amazing its all gone so fast. beautiful sky photos.

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  14. Greetings from Dubai! Really enjoyed going through your blog. Have a great week ahead! Will be back soon...

    Shantana

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