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Can the Weather Make Your Heart Soar?

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 14, 2018 11:02:31 AM

It's Valentine's Day and you may be seeing roses or heart-shaped candy boxes around the office, but what about some weather love? If you look in the right places, you can find some hearts too. Here are a few images your favorite weather enthusiast may enjoy today.

1) Have you ever seen a fallstreak hole before? They appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds which are made of supercooled droplets. When ice nucleation begins, the droplets turn into ice crystals and fall leaving a gap in the clouds. These crystals are trying to bring you sunshine on a cloudy day.

Heart Shaped Fallstreak 

2) Here we see a pile of snow over water and as it melts, a natural heart shape has formed. Roses are red, violets are blue, take a look at this snow melting for you!

Ice Melting in Heart Shape

3) Last year, we introduced shear contours to RadarScope for those with Pro Tier 2. They appear as pink lines showing where rotation may be taking place with velocity data. This storm loves you with all it's heart.

Heart Shear Contour

4) Who doesn't enjoy watching lightning on the horizon? Lightning photography is a big hobby for many weather enthusiasts. In reality, the lightning isn't making a loop, but is striking closer than where it originated. This person has captured an electrifying valentine.

Heart Shaped Lightning

5) This tropical cyclone is beginning to spin and as it does, a heart shape has formed. It's about to make the people who live in this coastal area dizzy! Yes, love is definitely in the air here.

Heart Cyclone

6) Some may call this supercell a flying eagle, but today I think today it resembles a curly valentine that's perfect for your favorite meteorologist. 

Supercell Heart

Happy Valentine's Day to all our followers!