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Any pilots in the house?

What is this weather pattern? Picture doesn’t show it very well (I nicked from someone else’s social media).

The sky was relatively clear on one side, rumply clouds on the other. But the line between them was…well, a line. A sharp line of demarcation from horizon horizon. Slightly curved.

The weather had been mostly sunny today. It dipped below freezing last night for the first time this season, and it will again tonight.

Never seen this before.

Oh, and happy MLK Day, which falls on Blue Monday this year.


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 20, 2020, 8:16 pm

Saw something like that once here – there was solid cloud cover north to south that looked like that overhead, and the same off over towards Fort Worth, and in the middle was a clear blue strip of sky pretty much lined up with final approach and take off for DFW. As if someone had taken a tool and made a sharp clear division.

It was weird.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: January 21, 2020, 3:37 pm

Daily Fail had a picture of, what I assume, is ‘this’ weather.


Comment from Drew458
Time: January 21, 2020, 5:16 pm

Mackerel skies. I guess I just assumed everyone in England was a natural expert on clouds, as they have so many of them all the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L1UngfqojI

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 21, 2020, 7:49 pm

That’s it, Durned. Mackerel skies are one thing, Drew — it was the absolute straight line of the cutoff.

Better pictures on Twitter here.

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