Dramatic skies

A cold front passed through about 8 p.m. Sunday, September 1st. Looking west, you could see the warm, moist air leaving with all its clouds and the cool, dry air arriving with clear sky. The golden light reflected on the water as we left for a sunset pontoon ride around the lake.


Looking east, you could see the turbulent, unstable air leaving. Those are cumulonimbus mama heading off high above the cottage. Mammatus clouds, those rounded bumps on the cloud layer’s underbelly, are an indicator of an extremely strong storm with conditions ripe for tornado formation. Fortunately, the stormy weather missed us and we just got an incredible cloud and light show.