Sunday, January 08, 2012

Strange weather phenoms in Fundy Bay

If you're a weather watcher you'd probably get a kick out of living on the Bay of Fundy. If you're not a weather watcher, you'd probably become a keen one if you did live here. The daily sloshing of 100 billion tonnes of seawater as well as our topography and edge-of-the-ocean perch here on the east coast of Canada makes for some quirky climatological effects.


Take this roll cloud, for example, captured by Nova Scotia Webcams in the pretty hamlet of Halls Harbour. Roll clouds are low, horizontal, tube-shaped and somewhat rare clouds. They often appear to be rolling about a horizontal access and are not attached to any other cloud formations. Sea breezes combined with humidity often near peninsulas to create this effect. Quite intriguing to see and no, they're not a sign of impending disaster or space aliens...beam me up!

5 comments:

In Real Life said...

Wow! Gorgeous photo!

Deborah Carr said...

This is a great capture of the cloud. I witnessed one in July while on a hike along the Fundy Footpath near St.Martins (the photo is near the bottom of the post). Very ominous, but an incredible experience to see it rolling by.

Sybil said...

Oh I just love that weird-looking roll cloud ...

Bonnie said...

Very neat capture. Don't you just love the NS webcams?

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

this is so wonderful, Teri.
One time we went down to West Bay and there was a fog over Blomidon and it was just dripping down the sides like whipped cream. It was so amazing and beautiful.
I just love Nova Scotia.