Cloud Front Approach in Queensland

October 01, 2007


Provided by: Greg Rutter
Summary authors & editors: Greg Rutter

On what had previously been a cool, cloudless morning, I observed an unusual cloud front with a distinct sharp edge advancing from the north. After I photographed it and stitched together this panorama, I downloaded the latest satellite image, which appears at the top left. The red dot (click on photo to enlarge) indicates my approximate ground-based location. The cloud band, sweeping from a low-pressure system in the tropical northwest, was interacting with a pool of cold Antarctic air, which brought record low temperatures to most of normally temperate Queensland. Photo taken on June 19, 2007 from south of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.

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