I know the headline says 36,000′ – but maybe we’re at 34,000′ and the other guys are at 36,000′. You can see in this first picture that someone’s flying higher than us! We just flew under a contrail–the ice cloud jets leave behind as they criss-cross the sky. Kind of cool to see one so close.
I’m flying to Boston right now for a Broadcast Meteorology conference put on by the AMS – the American Meteorological Society. I look forward to this conference every year.
When we flew out of Portland–we saw morning clouds and a birds eye view I wish I had everyday before doing the weather! The clouds stopped short of the Columbia River.
I’ll update this as we head east–there is a chance of seeing some nice thunderheads.
But here’s the question of the day: after takeoff the pilot turned off the seat belt sign and said, “we anticipate smooth sailing for at least the first two-thirds of the flight.”
It’s now just minutes later, we’re hitting some bumps and the seat belt sign is back on. Why is the weather always the opposite of what they say from the flight deck??
I’m so glad that never happens with my forecasts…