Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Picture of the Day - Cuesta Virga

This was the scene today on the first day of spring as I walked into my 4 p.m. world history class at Cuesta College North County Campus. A cold front passed over our area today causing some short-lived showers or sprinkles but also some virga as seen here. Virga is rain that does not reach the ground due to evaporation in more dry air lower in the atmosphere than the clouds from which the rain originates. Threatening skies that fail to bring significant rain like this one are symptomatic and well-representative of this just-ended winter. Next up: a week wildlflower season and then an early start to a long and nasty fire season! Photo by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

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