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Stratocumulus from Beneath

Stratocumulus from Beneath

Drifting placidly over the marsh grasses of Everglades National Park, broad, soft tufts of stratocumulus ride the southeasterly winds from the Caribbean across Cuba and the Straits of Florida. This is a common wintertime scene, and a far more comfortable one than often experienced well into the interior of the frigid mainland at this time of year. Air masses containng these clouds generally originated from the North American continent many days before, traveled in a broad loop for thousands of miles across the Atlantic (and in this case, northern Caribbean) behind a long-gone cold front, warmed and moistened over the ocean just enough to form these clouds, then returned in advance of the next weather system.

9 SW Florida City FL (3 Dec 9) Looking NE