Copper Harbor Virga
February 12, 2008
The photo above shows a webcam view of virga and a lovely sunset over Copper Harbor, Michigan. A couple of fast-moving squalls came through the area earlier in the afternoon but very little precipitation actually made it to the surface. Virga is precipitation that evaporates before reaching the ground. In general, virga originates from clouds having an altitude between about 7,000 (2,134 m) and 15,000 feet (4,572 m).