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06/30/2011 12:22:02 AM · #1
Los Angeles is not know for its dramatic skies. But every now and then clouds make an appearance and they're often really strange and/or dramatic, as evidenced in a recent challenge:

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I have a fascination for strange skies and thought it might be fun to have a place to post them. If you come across an great sky and wanna share, this is the place. No pressure. No minimums. No rules. To get us started:

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06/30/2011 12:34:36 AM · #2
I do like to look up to see if the sky is doing anything interesting. Here are a few things that caught my interest:

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06/30/2011 01:12:15 AM · #3
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Another LA sky! ;-)
06/30/2011 01:33:15 AM · #4
Not as hip as Mae and J, but it's OC style.

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06/30/2011 01:44:26 AM · #5
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Earlier this month.
06/30/2011 01:48:29 AM · #6
I know it's the time zone, but let's just call it California skies! Smog, let's see sone smog.
06/30/2011 01:54:25 AM · #7
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

I know it's the time zone, but let's just call it California skies! Smog, let's see sone smog.


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Skies are everywhere, Ben, so I don't want to limit it :-)

As for smog, we haven't had a particularly gnarly day for a while...
06/30/2011 02:05:39 AM · #8
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Smog, let's see sone smog.


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The best smog I have...from a California Fire...;-)

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06/30/2011 02:05:50 AM · #9
Yeah, we have sky here in Finland too!

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06/30/2011 02:11:49 AM · #10
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This past spring.
06/30/2011 02:18:39 AM · #11
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One eerie evening looking out from my balcony at home.
06/30/2011 02:25:00 AM · #12
Originally posted by salmiakki:

Yeah, we have sky here in Finland too!

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Cannot wait to see them for myself Sarah. I'll be there next Tuesday.
One more day of work then it's two months long service leave.
Counting down the hours!
06/30/2011 02:27:52 AM · #13
Originally posted by bcenu:

Cannot wait to see them for myself Sarah. I'll be there next Tuesday.
One more day of work then it's two months long service leave.
Counting down the hours!


Happy Landings Brendon! You are in luck too, the weather is behaving itself this week. It's 28C and not a cloud in the sky. Mind you, it's likely to change quite rapidly. I hope you get at least 1 day like this though, as Helsinki is beautiful when the sun is shining.

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06/30/2011 03:00:21 AM · #14
Sarah, if I ever make it to Finland, will you take me to see some of those shaggy ponies? Pretty please???
06/30/2011 03:37:24 AM · #15
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06/30/2011 03:50:52 AM · #16
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06/30/2011 04:16:29 AM · #17
I suffer from having something of a cloud fetish.
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Clouds aren't always interesting in this part of the world though.

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06/30/2011 06:48:04 AM · #18
Locals call this a Mackerel Sky.

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06/30/2011 06:52:02 AM · #19
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06/30/2011 06:58:03 AM · #20
And the best cloud I have ever seen, several years ago. It even got published in the "Cloud Appreciation Society's" calendar.

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06/30/2011 07:21:36 AM · #21
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06/30/2011 09:19:38 AM · #22
I had never seen one quite like this before:

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This was sort of a weird sky:

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06/30/2011 09:25:57 AM · #23
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06/30/2011 10:32:00 AM · #24
S W Florida has no mountains or hills, but that allows us to view the sky here. Being a few miles inland from the west coast, the sun bounces off the Gulf of Mexico beneath the clouds in the evenings, making frequent good sunsets and sky shows.
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06/30/2011 02:39:08 PM · #25
Two more from Tuesday's crazy skies:

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