Jellyfish Cloud (clouds ). Photo by scuperSF
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Jellyfish Cloud

Uploaded by: scuperSF

Friday October 5, 2012

San Francisco, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I've never seen a cloud like this, with the "tentacles" wafting down from the cloud itself. There is no rain anywhere in the Western U.S. right now, so I don't think its precipitation. Any cloud buffs out there to I.D. this? I can post a zoomed image if it would help.

Image Description:

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 180.00

y-Resolution: 180.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/800 sec.

FNumber: f/5.0

ISO Speed Ratings: 80

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Compressed Bits per Pixel: 3.00

Shutter speed: 9.66 EV (APEX: 28, 1/806 sec.)

Aperture: 4.66 EV (f/5.0)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 4.66 EV (f/5.0)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 22.4 mm

User Comment:

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 4000

PixelYDimension: 3000

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 16393.44

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 16393.44

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor

File Source: DSC

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00

Scene Capture Type: Standard

InteroperabilityIndex: R98

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

RelatedImageWidth: 4000

RelatedImageLength: 3000

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6. scrilla
3:16 PM GMT on October 06, 2012
I saw some of these yesterday in Sacramento.
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5. ktwxdog
3:47 AM GMT on October 06, 2012
I would say ordinary altocumulus with virga but not castellanus. ACCAS has more vigorous turrets growing upward due to instability - more like popcorn popping. Also, if you have conditions for ACCAS, there is usually more of them; these are pretty sparse.
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4. CythiaSue
12:58 AM GMT on October 06, 2012
Super cloud photo!
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2. scuperSF
10:57 PM GMT on October 05, 2012
Sounds dirty. Thanks for the info, indeed it looks as if you are correct. I thought this was more unique than it apparently is.
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1. cevans7
9:12 PM GMT on October 05, 2012
Looks like altocumulus castellanus with some virga. Hope this helps
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