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This marble island in the western basin of Red Horse Lake is as nice as it gets. I really don’t know if anyone owns it but it sure looks like paradise to me. There can’t be much soil on this knob of rock but what dirt can be found, is enough for a nice stand of pine and cedar. There is not a convenient place to park a canoe or kayak. I wonder if this little paradise gets any visitors during the course of a year – maybe everyone is just passing through like me.
The altocumulus and cirrus are the signatures for a warm frontal surface. It is summer and the only likely weather focused by a warm front would be convective precipitation and not an all day rain. Nature desperately needs the rain as the drought continues.
This view is toward the west shore of the west basin of Red Horse Lake looking southwest from my kayak. It was 10 in the morning and I had already been paddling for more than two hours. The cottages were empty. They are only accessible from the water with the last cottage served by the Lane more than a half kilometre further to the south. The terrain is very rough and the climb to the top of the ridge is very step and abrupt from the waters edge.
This is really a skyscape masquerading as a nostalgic landscape. These rows of clouds are aligned along gravity waves perpendicular to the mean wind through the layer of the clouds. The clouds themselves are either high stratocumulus or low altocumulus. The difference between these diagnoses is simply which side of 6500 hundred feet above the ground level that they fall on. Any cloud outside the planetary boundary level is generally aligned along a deformation zone or a gravity wave. If there are several aligned bands then the only option is for a gravity wave process like those found as waves on the surface of a lake. Now what is the reason for the stable layer and the resultant gravity waves? The most probable cause since there appears to be abundant mid level moisture, is a warm frontal surface. A subsidence inversion ahead of ridge would be drier and more cloud free. There was a system of some sort on the way. It is nice that this analysis and diagnosis is consistent with that deduced for #1800 "Red Horse Holidays".
Every cloud has a story to tell. Interesting.
May 1st, 2017
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