Montana Outdoors

November 9, 2010

Today’s weather report

Filed under: Autumn, Weather — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:55 pm

What will the weather do today? Well…

Today's weather


  1. Beautiful shot.


    Comment by SuzieQ — November 9, 2010 @ 9:57 pm

    • Thanks SuzieQ. This scene developed behind me as I was hiking on a trail that was mostly in the trees. I just glanced back and saw the strange weather pattern. (The day turned out to have a few brief periods of sunshine with winds on the high ridges and the sky spitting little bits of snow at times. Temperature in the mid-thirties.)


      Comment by montucky — November 9, 2010 @ 10:21 pm

  2. It is not very often around here. Elevation about 300′ to 600′ above sea level that we ever get to look down on fog, mist whatever but as a pilot I have sometimes been between cloud layers and it is always a magnificent and awe inspiring situation.
    Great shot thank you.


    Comment by dave1949 — November 9, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

    • I always love getting above and into the clouds too. The valley floor down there is 2,400 feet and this was at about 3,600 feet. The photo in a sense plays a trick on the eye. The dark clouds at the top are actually lower than the ones that appear to be in the middle. I love the way the clouds relate to the mountains!


      Comment by montucky — November 10, 2010 @ 12:00 am

  3. well i guess a good bet would be partly to mostly cloudy…which type of cloud might depend on your elevation though!


    Comment by Sandy — November 10, 2010 @ 6:36 am

    • Exactly! It was interesting to pass through the valley clouds into the next layers.


      Comment by montucky — November 10, 2010 @ 11:43 pm

  4. Ohhhh! Clouds upon clouds upon clouds! Fantastic shot!


    Comment by Robin — November 10, 2010 @ 6:53 am

    • In my experience it has been fairly rare to see three distinct levels like these.


      Comment by montucky — November 10, 2010 @ 11:44 pm

  5. No matter, it’ll still be beautiful in the mountains of Montana!!!


    Comment by Tricia — November 10, 2010 @ 9:05 am

    • It was, and it is. Today I was on a trail in the trees and didn’t have the long views, but the swirls of the wind and the sounds of it in the trees made up for that!


      Comment by montucky — November 10, 2010 @ 11:45 pm

  6. There be storms a brewing, matey!

    Quite the weather photo with clouds above and fog below.


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — November 10, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    • We are getting some pretty active weather. There was a little snow in the air later that day.


      Comment by montucky — November 10, 2010 @ 11:46 pm

  7. oh that’s amazing…. looks like a possibility for a rainbow somewhere in there!!


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — November 10, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

    • In summer, there surely would have been a rainbow, but not on that day.


      Comment by montucky — November 10, 2010 @ 11:47 pm

  8. So pretty! but my bones say “burr”


    Comment by Roberta Gould — November 10, 2010 @ 2:28 pm

    • Yes, it was chilly on the ridge tops. The ambient temp was in the mid 30’s, but the wind was coming from higher peaks that were snow capped.


      Comment by montucky — November 10, 2010 @ 11:48 pm

  9. Very serene.



    Comment by knightofswords — November 10, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

    • It was for a moment. The weather changed several times, but none of the changes were warm.


      Comment by montucky — November 10, 2010 @ 11:50 pm

  10. This is very beautiful, but I think some of the clouds fell in!


    Comment by sandy — November 10, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

    • I lost sight of the low clouds for awhile and then noticed they were gone.


      Comment by montucky — November 10, 2010 @ 11:53 pm

  11. Hi Montucky, The picture is stunning! Have a great Friday tomorrow!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 11, 2010 @ 10:54 pm

  12. Those clouds, those clouds they make this photo so exiting and giving an idea what is to be waited.

    Stunning photo.


    Comment by sartenada — November 12, 2010 @ 12:32 am

    • This whole year, the clouds have been dramatic. That suits me very well!


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

  13. This is such a beautiful capture and the clouds are breathtaking and awesome.


    Comment by Anna — November 12, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    • When clouds are like that it’s hard to watch anything else.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

  14. Winter is sure a-comin’ up there.


    Comment by Candace — November 12, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

    • It is. Daylight this morning revealed a coating of fresh snow, our first at the valley level.


      Comment by montucky — November 12, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

  15. Just WOW! This has got to be one of my all time favorites.


    Comment by kateri — November 13, 2010 @ 5:49 am

    • It was a very unusual cloud pattern. The season changes here produce all kind of interesting cloud activity. Today we had snow falling at low elevations and on the high ridges there was an icy wind with a little sun peeking through the clouds. (The slight warmth of the sun didn’t overcome the ice in the wind!)


      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

  16. Iā€¦LOVE this shot! This is awesome! I like how the black trees frame everything.


    Comment by jpcabit — November 17, 2010 @ 7:11 am

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