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We are currently studying clouds and rain. We were wondering what percentage of a cloud is actually water and what percentage of a rain cloud is dust and or other things?

Answered by Dennis Finn, Research Meteorologist, NOAA, Idaho Falls

Most water in the atmosphere is in the form of water vapor, a gas. Warm air holds more water vapor than cold air. 447 more words


Cone Above the Clouds, 2018 Edition

I have written about Cone Peak many times on this blog, a mountain that I call the “King of Big Sur.”  Cone Peak rises 5,155 ft above the Pacific Ocean in less than three miles as the crow flies, making it one of the steepest gradients from ocean to summit in the contiguous United States. 288 more words


Sunset in San Jose, CA

Beautiful sunset in San Jose, CA.  You can see a little bit of mammatus clouds above the wispy stratus ones.

Photo credit:  L. Pilipenko



Italian Alps

Happy holidays! With two days left of 2017, here’s a collection of stratus and cumulus clouds hovering over the snow-capped peaks of the Italian side of the Alps. 21 more words


Snowshoe Adventures ... Back at Grouse Mountain for the new Season!

Prior to taking a snowshoe clinic last January at Grouse Mountain near Vancouver, BC I had never been on snowshoes and didn’t really like Winter! But before the first lesson was over I knew I had found a great activity to spice up the Winter Season and my training. 89 more words


There You'll Be

In my dreams, I’ll always see you soar above the sky..

In my heart, there’ll always be a place for you for all my life.. 6 more words