The Sky at 0730hr some nice Stratocumulus lenticularis forming (c) HC 2008
More Lenticularis.... looking south (c) HC 2008
Oxenhope, W Yorks.
0720 - 1000hr HC
W F5/F6 gusting F7/F8, 10degC rising 12, 65km, 6/8 - 4/8 overcast becomming open, QNH 1021 rising
W F5/F6 gusting F7/F8. Visibility out to Drax and Bowland fells.4/8.Stratocumulus with Lenticularis and various Cirrus types.
Today was INVIS-MIG. Never have I experienced such a birdless day at the watchpoint - literally NOWT. The culprit this time was the very forceful and gusting wind - the birds like me were obviously hunkering down - me deckchaired out behind the wavewall. Judging by the waves on the reservoir, I would have been better bringing my surfboard.
No blogging birds and nothing calling in the wood apart from Goldcrests heard on the way out - DIRE is the word.
Better luck next time.
Cirrus spissatus (c) HC 2008
Altocumulus lacunosus (c) HC 2008
Lenticularis producing virga (fallstreaks) (c) HC 2008