Posted by: Dave Neads | December 16, 2007

The Disappearing Mountains

Our mountains disappear on a regular basis. Sometimes it happens as we watch; other times they are there in the morning and gone by noon. The way they disappear and how fast tells us a lot about the weather we are going to get in the next few hours.

Usually the high overcast appears first. Then the lowering sky starts to develop a gray milky texture. Then the clouds roll in, sometimes misty, sometimes like giant balls of cotton batten.

The coast ranges in Tweedsmuir Park form the backdrop of our view from the table each morning as we start the day with a cup of hot tea. It is then that the disappearing mountains tell us what the day has in store. Sure, I check the satellite shots, look at the five day forecast on the web, do all the jet stream stuff, then study weather maps and so on. But in the end, the most accurate predictors of our local weather are the disappearing mountains of the ARK.

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