Cloud Blog

An Icy Halloween

Today was the first cold day of the season, and the refreshing crispness of the air came with a stunning cirrus display high above Cape Cod. We were lucky to be right at the edge of a multi-state cloud band, where dense altostratus and cirrostratus clouds poured down a river of jet stream air.

An Iridescent Cyclone

Iridescent cirrus atop the deep convection of one of Cyclone Biparjoy’s outer bands. What do you picture when you think of a tropical cyclone? Perhaps palm trees barely holding onto the ground amid roaring winds and dumping rain, or else maybe the buzzsaw-like cloud formation visible from satellite?

A Storm Over Sippewissett

The storm cell above Little Sippewissett Marsh. A dramatic downdraft sits under the anvil. This evening a line of thunderstorms crossed the Cape, ending a sunny spring afternoon with the perfect dessert.

A Long Cloud

There are countless ways in which a day can become a “good day”. Today was a good day because I saw a very long cloud. The Long Cloud from Manomet Point around 5:45 pm.