Fallstreak Canal Clouds Crossing in Trussville, Alabama

Mick West

Administrator
Staff member

Attachments

  • b8132554065fd57b203372b420c838c5.jpg
    b8132554065fd57b203372b420c838c5.jpg
    67.1 KB · Views: 436

Mick West

Administrator
Staff member
Plenty of options, as it's quite the crossroads there, but would they have to be low? At the same altitude?
 

Trailblazer

Moderator
Staff member
So that means looking WNW, so the sun is fairly low in the west, so I'm guessing around 4PM (UTC 2200). Probably Oct 2nd?

I assume you mean Nov 2?

As for the altitude, I was under the impression that these "canal clouds" were formed by planes much lower than cruising altitude. That appears to be altocumulus, which is typically below 20,000 feet. (Fallstreak clouds also form in cirrocumulus, which is higher, but I don't think that's what these are.)

upload_2015-11-5_10-27-51.png
 
Top