The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Stratus vs. Fog

SKY WATCH FRIDAY time! I am SUPER busy with stimulus yuck, so I might not get a chance to say hi. Please don't take offense. Thanks for the visit in advance. Our hosts: Klaus Sandy Ivar Wren Louise Fishing Guy

Thanks, also,to Dot and Tom, who were instrumental in the success of this blogging event. You should definitely come fly with us!

Today, I would like to share with you my morning sky... this is what greeted me as I left for work this morning. Mr. Sun worked feverishly to break through a thick stratus haze that settled overnight in my neck of the woods. Stratus is similar to fog in that it is a low cloud cover. The distinction is that fog comes in contact with the ground where stratus remains a hundreds of feet above the ground. The sun works hard to cause it to lift.

With El Nino breathing down our necks, doesn't look like we can expect much of anything out of hurricane season this year. Shear is powerful, and things just aren't condusive for development. I might have to wait another 6 years to chase Hurricane Bill... sigh.

We had some wild weather here yesterday. We actually had a cell that went severe with it's hail potential and amazing wind. The bulk of it went well north of me, but Tally did severe warn it. Apparently, it knocked some trees and power lines down in Ray City, GA.

I enjoyed watching the wind. The trees were all blown hard, and driving home, I noticed some large limbs had been knocked into the road. Outside of that and potentially rained out fishing plans tomorrow, we've got nothing.

Have a lovely day!!!


  1. It's all fog what we have here. And we are experiencing a cool July, which I don't mind really, preferring cool over hot any time.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. That sun's going through a different kind of eclipse - not as much light getting through that fog!

  3. interesting, I didn't know that, great photo also........

    Gill in Canada

  4. I love this - what a neat photo of the sun!

  5. Hazy days to provide lots of interesting things in the sky. Great photo with a different view of the sky. Thanks for adding to sky watch friday.

  6. Wonderful Dew Drop I would enjoy waking up to that sun rise.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. looks similar to some of our recent mornings...we had torrential rain and a light show last night...and of course i didn't have my camera in hand coming home yesterday when i saw a most awesome rainbow...dang

    as always enjoy coming by and seeing what's going on.
    hope you have the opportunity to go fishing.

  8. Pretty cool!
    And you were in my backyard, without saying hi? Ts. ;)

    Cheers, Klaus

  9. Wow! The haze must be really thick. Please do take care of your health. :)

    Hope everything will clear up for the weekend.

    Alex's World! -

  10. That's an amazing sun shot. Hope it won. What is normal about weather anywhere?

  11. What a terrific shot! That sun is having to do double duty to get through all of that!

    Have a great weekend!


  12. So, we can blame the weather on El Nino!

    Thanks for explaining. ;-)

  13. We are having terrific sunshine here, yet just across in the UK they are having an awful summer. Really haunting image. I hope you escape that stimulus yuck soon. Still say it sounds painful.

  14. Lovely photo - really unusual and serene.Thanks for dropping by my blog, by the way - really nice to have you! S

  15. Nice picture. It looks like a spot light.

  16. Aren't all the different phenomena wonderful? Your stratus haze is grey yet the sun stays white, a smoke haze will turn it yellow-orange-brownish depending on the density, ice crystals can give you sparkling sun dogs or many hues from pink to a deep rose madder. I am constantly amazed at the grandeur of nature.

  17. Great shot Dew.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  18. Your morning shot of the sun is stunning. We are stuck in an intense high pressure system which is bring clear skies and hot temperatures. Morning fog comes in off the north Pacific but is usually gone by noon. We are often wishing for it back by late afternoon! Have a great weekend.

  19. Surreal image Dew. That would start my morning off with a strange feeling.

  20. Dew: Been seeing a lot of these hazy skies lately.

  21. well that haze sure makes for a wonderful photo.


  22. We had a lovely storm this afternoon. As I was sitting at my laptop (battery power) I looked up to watch the rain and POW!!!!! I had a white ball of superpower explode in my front yard! The little one came running over in a hurry to grab some comfort. Really cool!

  23. Even though it's a photo, the glare makes me want to look away.


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