Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Picture of the Day - The Adder Anvil

Today the North County was visited once again by a surge of monsoonal moisture that generated numerous cumulonimbus build-ups throughout the area in an arc from the north to the east to the southeast of Paso Robles, CA. Southern California and to a lesser degree Northern California experienced numerous severe-warned thunderstorms. Three firefighters working the Hurricane Fire Complex on the Los Padres National Forest were struck by lightning today and airlifted to the hospital. Below is one such cumulonimbus that never achieved thunderstorm status but did manage to get my attention for it's viper-shaped anvil cloud.
This photo was taken from 16th Street in Paso Robles looking north. 

Photo by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved.

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