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30 November 2015

Spotting Rough Air from Space

Look at those thin clouds over Florida. Those are transverse cirrus clouds, and they look like mares tails from the ground, but they can also be a clue to some rough air. The winds aloft are from the northwest over Florida, but farther north they are from the west. The jet stream is crossing the area at the top of the image with winds of 55 to 70 mph, yet …


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