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    Default Whacko OT: Longest mare's tail cloud I've ever seen

    Over the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean:



    The area is covered by a large high pressure system.
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    I'll bet you there's a bigger one over British Columbia, and more accurate............

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    That is where the current location of the jetstream is.
    http://squall.sfsu.edu/gif/jetstream_norhem_00.gif

    Compare to 2006: http://virga.sfsu.edu/pub/jetstream/...m_norhem/0603/

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    It's a long string of clouds along a pressure gradient but that doesn't make it a Mare's Tail cloud. To qualify as a Mare's Tail the clouds must be cirrus clouds at an altitude of 4 to 8 miles. They are also small individual clouds that are very thin because they are composed of ice crystals. They don't cover bands 200 miles wide with a complete overcast. That image is taken in infrared and does not show what the visible clouds look like. It is actually a temperature map of the atmosphere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Stevenson
    I'll bet you there's a bigger one over British Columbia, and more accurate............

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    The whole thing is a mare's nest.

    it's clearly not a mare's tail, that would imply a horse of quite another color.........

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