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CINDY'S SNAPSHOT: Big Sky at Big Island

George Sutherland looked up and was intrigued by the lovely display of clouds over Big Island in Pictou County, N.S.  The cloud type is alto-cumulus; a mid-level cloud that is characterized by masses or rolls in layers or patches. The name derives from the Latin words Altus = high and cumulus = mass or heap.  The base of the cloud can be anywhere from 2 to 7 thousand metres above the ground.
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George Sutherland looked up and was intrigued by the lovely display of clouds over Big Island in Pictou County, N.S.  The cloud type is alto-cumulus; a mid-level cloud that is characterized by masses or rolls in layers or patches. The name derives from the Latin words Altus = high and cumulus = mass or heap.  The base of the cloud can be anywhere from 2 to 7 thousand metres above the ground.


Cindy Day is the chief meteorologist for SaltWire Network

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