Florida visible satellite imagery reveals fair weather cumulus clouds aligned in long thin south to north oriented bands along the peninsula. These clouds and the ones offshore outline the clockwise wind flow around surface high pressure located well offshore the Atlantic. These clouds are referred to as cloud streets.
Florida visible satellite reveals widespread stable low stratocumulus clouds over the peninsula and offshore Atlantic. These clouds possess little vertical depth but can cover large areas due to their flattened horizontal structure and configuration. No rain is expected from these clouds.
Florida visible satellite reveals a cloud free state, a rarity despite the nickname.
Florida visible satellite reveals a contrast in clouds across and offshore Florida. Low level globular, flat looking stratocumulus clouds were over the Atlantic Ocean while high level feathery looking cirrus clouds streamed across the southern half of Florida. Neither will present any weather concerns across the state as overall pleasant temperatures and benign conditions exist.
Florida satellite shows a a large area of low clouds across the Florida Panhandle and North Florida. This cloud deck is behind the next cold front currently moving down the peninsula. These low clouds are moving southward and will affect areas across Central Florida later today. No precipitation is expected but winds will shift to the NW and increase as the front passes.
Florida satellite shows an east-west oriented long thin cloud feature stretching over both the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. While this feature crosses Florida the clouds dissipate over land. This feature is know as a ‘rope’ cloud and identifies a cold front that is current moving through the state. No precipitation is expected with this front. Rope clouds usually only show up over water areas.
Florida visible satellite showing fair weather cumulus clouds developing across the southern half of the state. An interesting feature is noted by the cloud free zone just north of Lake Okeechobee. The pattern is similar to the sea breeze pattern and always located downwind of the water source. Today’s image illustrates a week SSE flow across the area.