Saturday, February 8, 2014

Mountain Waves - Snapshots From A Single Day


East Stone Gap VDOT
Working State Route 619
Chestnut Flats of High Knob Massif
Photograph by Willie Mullins - © All Rights Reserved.


Following a light morning snow-rime event similar to that of February 6-7, with melting across lower and middle elevations by early afternoon, attention turned toward a day filled with mountain waves, a few snow showers, sunset colors, and capping orographic clouds. 

*The heavens are often taken for granted when weather conditions are benign.  Snapshots from a single day illustrate the amazing details which are mostly missed amid this busy Life on Earth!

*The above being particularly true of major orographic locations, like the High Knob Massif & Landform, where forcing generates amazingly complex and detailed patterns as atmosphere and terrain interact.


Early Afternoon Waves
Leeside Breaks & Changing Light

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( Elevation 2600 feet )
February 8, 2014 at 1:26 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 1:26 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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Orographic Clouds
February 8, 2014 at 1:26 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:27 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 1:28 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:29 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:31 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:32 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:33 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:34 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:35 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:36 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:37 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:37 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:38 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:38 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:52 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:52 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:52 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:53 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:54 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:55 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 1:56 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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( Early-Mid Afternoon )
Flowing Wave Lines
Development of Snow Showers

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February 8, 2014 at 2:14 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 2:14 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 2:15 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 2:16 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 2:17 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 2:18 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 2:19 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 2:20 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 2:21 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 2:22 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 2:23 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 2:24 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 2:25 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 2:27 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 2:29 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 2:31 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 2:32 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 2:36 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 2:48 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 3:04 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 3:05 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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( Late Afternoon )
Pre-Sunset Colors
Capping Orographic Cloud
Distinct Wave Lines & Subsidence Breaks

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February 8, 2014 at 5:24 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:24 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

Graphic Display
February 8, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 5:25 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
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February 8, 2014 at 5:25 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:26 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:26 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:27 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:27 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:28 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:28 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:29 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:29 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department


Sunset Colors
Capping Orographic Cloud

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February 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:46 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:46 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:47 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:47 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:48 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:48 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:49 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:49 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:50 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:50 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:51 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:51 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:52 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:52 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:53 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:54 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:54 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 5:55 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department


Post-Sunset Period
Continuation of Orographic Clouds
Expansion Of Clouds With Cooling

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February 8, 2014 at 6:22 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:23 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:23 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:24 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:24 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:25 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:25 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:26 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:26 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:27 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:27 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:28 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:28 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:29 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:29 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

February 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University of Virginia's College In Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

To Review Recent Weather Conditions:

Active Weather Pattern Opens February 2014

Domain Of The Cold Places & January 2014 Stats

Wicked Conditions In The High Knob Massif

Dramatic Wave Clouds Above High Knob Landform

Arctic Cold Waves of Early January 2014

This section is under construction.  Check back for updates.

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