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Old 3rd Aug 2007, 11:24
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Flying Jellyfish?

It serves me right for reading the thing occasionally but I couldn't help noticing this:

Does anyone think these are Altocumulus Castellanus?
The classic Alt Cu Cas looks like, albeit without the virga:

Are they hybrids?
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Old 3rd Aug 2007, 11:30
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What a great picture. Will use it as wallpaper on my laptop if you don't mind.
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It looks like the Mail has Aug as Rare cloud month This is from Aug '06

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last night??

there were some beauts in the sky last night on the M25 from river clockwise to M23!
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Old 4th Aug 2007, 08:42
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Ac cas with virga alright. Note the wind shear. A bit like Roger Dean album artwork for Yes, eh? Nice pic.
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Stupid question maybe, but how do you tell there is windshear looking at those clouds? Is it the sideways deflection and where it is drawn down towards the ground?

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