Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Virga Over Vegas

Virga Over Vegas, originally uploaded by Gamut's Edge.

Here is another aerial photo from the Las Vegas area. The strange weather you see in this photo is called virga. Virga is when precipitation falls from a cloud and then evaporates before reaching the ground. In this case the precipitation is a snow shower that drifted off the peak of Mount Charleston. The snow melts and evaporates high above the Las Vegas suburbs.

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