Nice Fluffy Clouds
Maybe I’m getting old. After all, I do seem to be finding fault in everything these days.
One such thing is weather forecasters on the TV and how they talk about clouds.
See what I mean, I have an opinion about all sorts of things!
Well, back to the weather reports and, as far as I am concerned, I get a little hot under the collar when I hear things like, “There are several lumps of cloud in the west” or “The weather’s quiet today.”
Firstly, I thought that clouds were formed out of water vapour and if I’m correct, this vapour is the gaseous state of water. Assuming I am right, (I don’t mind being wrong so feel free to correct me), this water vapour can’t be seen.
If it can’t be seen how can it be a solid? You can’t pick it up and hold it in your hands either so how can it be a lump?
Now I felt quite pleased that I thought that out for myself…
However, I said that I thought that clouds can’t be called lumps but it has been pointed out to me, by my partner, that most clouds are formed by frozen crystals. Frozen water , (ice) which is also known as water in its solid state.
If that’s the case then I guess that clouds could be classed as lumps.
Still, despite knowing about the frozen crystals in clouds, I’m not convinced that the whole cloud, which is formed from these crystals, could be classed as a lump.
If they were lumps, how would aeroplanes manage to avoid them on a daily basis? Also, wouldn’t they fall to the ground due to their weight instead of floating gracefully?
These are lumps.
Am I making sense? The more I re-read this the more unsure I am.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I don’t always agree when some people say things such as “Lumps of cloud.”
As for, ‘The weather is quiet today’ I can understand why they say that.
I don’t agree though, even if I do understand. That’s how I am these days. It’s petty, little things that ‘get my back up.’
It comes to something when I hear myself shouting at the TV, “THEY’RE NOT LUMPS.”
If you’re reading this thinking, “What is she going on and on about?” then have your say.
I’ve had my moan so, now it’s off my chest, I will just check the weather for tomorrow…