NUFORC Sighting 21035

Occurred: 2001-12-19 10:00 Local
Reported: 2002-01-04 12:02 Pacific
Duration: 30 minutes
No of observers: 5

Location: Glen Dale, MD, USA

Shape: Unknown

Strange Cloud Formation

On the date of 19 December, 2001 i witnessed a large convection trail approx 20miles accross in a large ,and almost complete circle; but this cloud formation was well below the normal cieling for that type of convection trail, or cloud type.

also saw about 5 to 10 area's where there were small down drafts.


We wonder whether the source, in citing "convection trails," might be describing a typical condensation trail ("contrail") that appears behind high-altitude aircraft. That is a guess. PD

Posted 2002-01-11

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