The Big Bird Cloud

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Whatcha think? Does this cloud look like Big Bird? A poodle? It was taken by Jason Weber Thursday PM in Holland, Michigan.

Towering cumulus and cumulonimbus looking southeast from Coopersville 6 10 21

You could see some awesome towering cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds yesterday evening. The pics. above and below were taken from Coopersville Thursday evening. These clouds were about and a little over 50 miles away.

Here’s a wider view of the towering clouds. See the previous thread (about my Thursday night adventure) for a couple more pics. and a radar pic. to see where the showers were located.

Southern Lower Michigan Radar
  • Wind damage has been reported this PM east of Harrison and in Farwell. 2.34″ of rain fell northeast of Cheboygan, 1.49″ at Rogers City and 1.46″ at Houghton Lake. As I type this (5:15 pm), There are also a few showers/t-showers east of US 131, from east of Byron Center to north of Plainwell. From G.R. you can see the tops of the storms in Montcalm Co.
  • I keep sayin’ – in an overall dry pattern – be grateful for the rain you get.
Port Sheldon Buoy Camera looking east

Here’s a pic. from trhe Port Sheldon buoy camera looking east toward the shore. You can see the cumulus clouds over the land. The air temp. and the water temp. at the buoy are both 71 degrees…waves are 4″.

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