Found at high altitudes, Cirrus Clouds are short, detached, hair-like clouds that are delicate and wispy.
They look like tufts of hair (they remind me of a horse’s tail) and, in the daytime, they are whiter than any other cloud in the sky.
Composed entirely of ice crystals, they are often the first sign of an approaching warm front or an upper-level jet streak*.
My brother’s friend always said they were a sign that rain was on the way.
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This is my next entry in Becky’s January Squares Photo Challenge – Up.
* A jet streak is a segment of a jet stream that has relatively high-velocity winds. Sometimes these local wind maxima reach speeds in excess of 160 knots.