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General Category => Weather & Atmospherics => Topic started by: JohnC on January 13, 2011, 09:05:03 am



Title: Passing Front - Glos: Jan 13
Post by: JohnC on January 13, 2011, 09:05:03 am
Just caught sight of this advancing front  passing over the house at 8.50am  SE >NNW (Just now). If this isn't a front someone please shout up. It was losing structure and impact quite quickly so I took it from home ,no time to drive to a higher location.


(http://i54.tinypic.com/szwuhs.jpg)


Title: Re: Passing Front - Glos: Jan 13
Post by: brianb on January 13, 2011, 09:33:21 am
Looks like a "classic" contrail smear to me ...


Title: Re: Passing Front - Glos: Jan 13
Post by: JohnC on January 13, 2011, 04:03:19 pm
So it is.. Cheers,Brian. 15 minutes later the  whole sky was  moving SW > NE.  with the  Low. I  googled contrail smear and saw similar photos...hadn't heard of that expression before and didn't know that such a large sheet could develop.


Title: Re: Passing Front - Glos: Jan 13
Post by: martinastro on January 13, 2011, 08:57:30 pm
That's something I haven't seen in a long time - a blue sky I mean  :). Nice image John, a sundog would have set it off completely.