Post by plaquemaniac on Oct 15, 2007 8:22:28 GMT -6
I am not sure, but I think this is Mt. Ranier from above the clouds as we flew into Seattle (on an airplane, of course).
This was an interesting cloud formation that I saw one morning from our hotel room. At first I thought it was the vapor trail from a jet, but then concluded it was not because it was too low and there had not been any jet noise. And if you are from Belle Chasse you are very familiar with jet noise.
Post by jacqueline on Feb 10, 2015 22:46:53 GMT -6
YES, more so than when I was out for an hour taking pics of the snow storm! Im guessing that the liquid water droplets cooled me off faster than snow flakes that just hit me and fell off. I now see what people were talking about when they commented on me saying that I want to experience a severe ice storm because with just .10" I was like WOW the pine trees looked stressed already....
Post by crashtestdummy on Mar 15, 2015 8:37:44 GMT -6
And those ARE contrails. The near one looks like it's been there a while and had a chance to be dissipated a bit by the wind. Depending on how much moisture is in the air will determine whether or not, and at what altitude they will form. High moisture in the air = formation at a lower altitude. They will also last longer.
Whether or not you hear the plane that makes them will be dependent on what airplane, altitude it's at, and mostly, wind direction. If they are down wind, and it's a more modern fan jet, you may never hear it, even as it passes overhead.
What's also cool to see is when they are traveling at about the same altitude as the clouds, and cut a swath through the clouds while laying down their own contrail.