POTD: Cloudscape

Bighorn Canyon, Montana

The Bighorn Canyon sits at a relatively low elevation between the Pryor Mountains to the west and the Bighorn Mountains to the east. The days we were there were sunny and quite warm with mostly scattered cumulus clouds throughout the day. But every afternoon, as is often the case in the mountainous west, you could count on storm clouds forming over both the Pryor’s and the Bighorns. It often looked like we would get some significant rain out of the clouds as they edged down off the mountains to the canyon bench lands. But they always seemed to stop their advance at some point and we never got a drop of rain out of any of them.

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