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Cirrus Uncinus, Small

Cirrus Uncinus, Small

The formative cells of these most fragile and wispy looking of cirrus, also known as mare's tails, leave long thin trails of ice crystal virga in their wake. This was a splendid afternoon on the northeast shore of the Olympic Peninsula, with wide, clean skies, and Mount Baker rising in the distance across the waters where the Strait of Juan de Fuca merges with Puget Sound. A gentle breeze, cool as the colors of the sea and sky, carried a most unusual scent -- salty ocean air with the occasional hint of lavender from nearby floral farms.

Dungeness WA (21 Jul 3) Looking ENE