1. Leifer

    Leifer Senior Member

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  2. David Fraser

    David Fraser Senior Member

    A real life friend who also posts on here got me into the CAS. It's a fantastic resource :)
     
  3. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member

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  4. Leifer

    Leifer Senior Member

    To this day at age 53, I can still remember those rare, one or two or three individual days where the clouds were "perfect".
    So perfect that I can still place myself in that exact moment of past time, years ago.

    This was usually the fantastic puffy cumulus clouds after a period of a grey rainstorm, and the sky was clear and blue, but with bold individual clouds.... seemingly freed of their rain-dropping duties or chores.

    Or another time, when an unusually cold storm came over Los Angeles, and dropped several inches of snow -- to my usually snow-less area @ 1200 ft.
    Those clouds were completely unusual to what we see in LA.
    (this, during snow at low elevation)
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    It's these memories of "perfect" clouds and cloud events, that we tend to gauge and compare all future clouds against.
    But Gavin Pretor-Pittney is correct.....it's the everyday chaos and uncertainty of clouds that truly makes them amazing.
     
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