A large lenticular cloud crowns Mount Shasta at sunrise.
The last week has seen some very impressive lenticular cloud displays around Mount Shasta. Last week kicked things off with a great sunrise over from the McCloud side. It was followed up a couple days later with one of the most spectacular lenticular sunrises I have seen all year (which, granted, is only a month old). This was nearly negated by encroaching fog but I was able to capture images of it before the mist blocked out all the views. It was a couple more days before activity picked up again but Tuesday evening a formation manifested suddenly and showed remarkable staying power through the evening. The following morning, on Wednesday, the clouds were still there and still spectacular. They were augmented by a lot of other clouds, some of which blotted out a bit of the light somewhat but it was a beautiful morning nonetheless.
All told, it has been a beautiful week, with some snow and warmer weather thrown in for good measure. The forecast is calling for a sustained stretch of warmer, sunny weather. Hopefully we get a few more good lenticular displays before the end of the season.
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