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CINDY'S SNAPSHOT: Puzzeling over a “mackerel” sky” in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley

There was quite a display in the sky over Black Rock in Kings county NS on Wednesday.  Scott West recognized this as a “mackerel” sky”.  He wondered why …since his wise grandmother always told me if there was a mackerel sky, to expect rain in 24 hours.
Depending on where you live that expression can vary.  My grandmother used to say: “Mackerel sky – never long wet, never long dry.  
All week, we’ve watched a parade systems travel off the Atlantic coast.  The proximity of these created high altitude atmospheric waves – aka – rows of cirrocumulus or a mackerel sky.
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There was quite a display in the sky over Black Rock in Kings County, Nova Scotia on Wednesday. Scott West recognized this as a “mackerel” sky”. He wondered why... since his wise grandmother always told me if there was a mackerel sky, to expect rain in 24 hours.

Depending on where you live that expression can vary.  My grandmother used to say: “Mackerel sky – never long wet, never long dry.

 All week, we’ve watched a parade systems travel off the Atlantic coast.  The proximity of these created high altitude atmospheric waves – aka – rows of cirrocumulus or a mackerel sky.



Cindy Day is the chief meteorologist for SaltWire Network.

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