Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Shirtsleeve Weather and Cirrus Clouds

We continued our northbound travels today, with sun and the warmest temperatures yet this year. It was shirtsleeve weather except in the wind, which still has an icy quality. At noon, as we ate leftover birthday pizza and tacked back and forth across the Swanson Channel, we encountered this dramatic display of cirrus clouds in the blue sky. Our trusty cloud book, given to us by our old friend Ann last fall, explains that cirrus clouds are ice particles. When combined with very warm weather, that can signal a probably return to cooler temperatures. That's no surprise to us, but we still have warm weather as it turns dark on Galliano Island.

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