Weather anomaly; rain without rain clouds

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Hi,

I've just begun experimenting with my latest two weather enhancing
add-ons; ActiveSky (v2004.5) and Flight1's "Flight Environment". I'm
running both together, because as I understand what each is supposed
to do, they should work in a complimentary fashion, and not conflict
with each other.

There are several different types of cloud textures to choose from
with the Flight Environment software (and an option for
"randomization"), so it will take me a while to sort things out so
that the most realistic cloud generation in each type of weather
might be achieved. It does offer some very interesting possibilities
though. I also have to figure out how these cloud textures interact
with ActiveSky's idea of what type of weather is happening at a given
place and time.

I suppose I should be experimenting with this interaction by flying in
real time over my local area, where I can look out the window to see
what it really looks like, then compare that with what I see in fs9.
I'll see if I can find some time this afternoon to try this method.

In any event, without really knowing what I'm doing yet, I did come
across a peculiar phenomenon last night. Rain appeared out of
nowhere...literally! There were no rain clouds depicted anywhere,
but for quite a while, it was raining! Here's a screen shot (there
were scattered clouds, but mostly it was clear; both above and ahead
of the plane in this picture, flying over the NE foothills of the
Olympic mountain range in WA state, USA):

http://tinyurl.com/a6ycb

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing rain when there are no
rain clouds? If anyone here is using both ActiveSky and Flight
Environment together, I'd be interested in your suggestions with
respect to achieving the most realistic results. Thanks!

And just for the fun of it, here's a nice picture from the same
session:

http://tinyurl.com/azqku

By the way, these screen shots were taken while flying over the
MegaScenery Pacific Northwest scenery.

- --
Melissa

PGP Public Keys: http://www.freewebs.com/kuviahunnihautik/

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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "Lawn Dart" <willkayakforfoodREMOVE_THIS@gmx.net> wrote in message
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    We get "Sunshowers" here in Arizona from time to time.

    You can see that there are t-storms way off in the distance but you're
    standing in bright sunshine and it's raining.

    Jay B
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Hmmm......the varmint has been doing his damn rain dances again! Tell him
    to stop.

    Arthur


    "Lawn Dart" <willkayakforfoodREMOVE_THIS@gmx.net> wrote in message
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    > Hi,
    >
    > I've just begun experimenting with my latest two weather enhancing
    > add-ons; ActiveSky (v2004.5) and Flight1's "Flight Environment". I'm
    > running both together, because as I understand what each is supposed
    > to do, they should work in a complimentary fashion, and not conflict
    > with each other.
    >
    > There are several different types of cloud textures to choose from
    > with the Flight Environment software (and an option for
    > "randomization"), so it will take me a while to sort things out so
    > that the most realistic cloud generation in each type of weather
    > might be achieved. It does offer some very interesting possibilities
    > though. I also have to figure out how these cloud textures interact
    > with ActiveSky's idea of what type of weather is happening at a given
    > place and time.
    >
    > I suppose I should be experimenting with this interaction by flying in
    > real time over my local area, where I can look out the window to see
    > what it really looks like, then compare that with what I see in fs9.
    > I'll see if I can find some time this afternoon to try this method.
    >
    > In any event, without really knowing what I'm doing yet, I did come
    > across a peculiar phenomenon last night. Rain appeared out of
    > nowhere...literally! There were no rain clouds depicted anywhere,
    > but for quite a while, it was raining! Here's a screen shot (there
    > were scattered clouds, but mostly it was clear; both above and ahead
    > of the plane in this picture, flying over the NE foothills of the
    > Olympic mountain range in WA state, USA):
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/a6ycb
    >
    > Does anyone have any idea what could be causing rain when there are no
    > rain clouds? If anyone here is using both ActiveSky and Flight
    > Environment together, I'd be interested in your suggestions with
    > respect to achieving the most realistic results. Thanks!
    >
    > And just for the fun of it, here's a nice picture from the same
    > session:
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/azqku
    >
    > By the way, these screen shots were taken while flying over the
    > MegaScenery Pacific Northwest scenery.
    >
    > - --
    > Melissa
    >
    > PGP Public Keys: http://www.freewebs.com/kuviahunnihautik/
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  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Lawn Dart wrote:


    > In any event, without really knowing what I'm doing yet, I did come
    > across a peculiar phenomenon last night. Rain appeared out of
    > nowhere...literally! There were no rain clouds depicted anywhere,
    > but for quite a while, it was raining! Here's a screen shot (there
    > were scattered clouds, but mostly it was clear; both above and ahead
    > of the plane in this picture, flying over the NE foothills of the
    > Olympic mountain range in WA state, USA):
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/a6ycb
    >
    >


    You are flying awfully high there bush pilot!! If the plane caught fire,
    you wouldn't make it to the ground. Well.. Some would.

    --

    boB,
    Master_Caution_70

    U.S. Army Aviation (retired)
    Central Texas - 5NM West of Gray Army Airfield (KGRK)
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

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    Hi boB,

    On Tue, 17 May 2005 20:13:03 GMT, you wrote:

    > You are flying awfully high there bush pilot!!

    The angle of the screen shot may be a bit deceiving, but also, I was
    just returning from a flight over the mountain range, and I did have
    to fly pretty high to clear some of the ridges and peaks. The heart
    of the Olympic range is pretty rugged, with hardly any opportunities
    for landing without severe damage, so clearing the ridges can become
    more of an issue than thinking about landing! :-)

    Methinks you've been living for too long in the Texas flatlands, where
    the biggest obstacles to aviation are big hair and Armadillo speed
    bumps (pre-road kill, that is). ;-)

    - --
    Melissa

    PGP Public Keys: http://www.freewebs.com/kuviahunnihautik/

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  5. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Please post "full" URL's.

    I'd much rather cut and paste than load up on spam and spyware.

    Thank you...


    "Lawn Dart" <willkayakforfoodREMOVE_THIS@gmx.net> wrote in message
    news:1ot1ucb4j9yyk.dlg@uni-berlin.de...
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    > Hi,
    >
    > I've just begun experimenting with my latest two weather enhancing
    > add-ons; ActiveSky (v2004.5) and Flight1's "Flight Environment". I'm
    > running both together, because as I understand what each is supposed
    > to do, they should work in a complimentary fashion, and not conflict
    > with each other.
    >
    > There are several different types of cloud textures to choose from
    > with the Flight Environment software (and an option for
    > "randomization"), so it will take me a while to sort things out so
    > that the most realistic cloud generation in each type of weather
    > might be achieved. It does offer some very interesting possibilities
    > though. I also have to figure out how these cloud textures interact
    > with ActiveSky's idea of what type of weather is happening at a given
    > place and time.
    >
    > I suppose I should be experimenting with this interaction by flying in
    > real time over my local area, where I can look out the window to see
    > what it really looks like, then compare that with what I see in fs9.
    > I'll see if I can find some time this afternoon to try this method.
    >
    > In any event, without really knowing what I'm doing yet, I did come
    > across a peculiar phenomenon last night. Rain appeared out of
    > nowhere...literally! There were no rain clouds depicted anywhere,
    > but for quite a while, it was raining! Here's a screen shot (there
    > were scattered clouds, but mostly it was clear; both above and ahead
    > of the plane in this picture, flying over the NE foothills of the
    > Olympic mountain range in WA state, USA):
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/a6ycb
    >
    > Does anyone have any idea what could be causing rain when there are no
    > rain clouds? If anyone here is using both ActiveSky and Flight
    > Environment together, I'd be interested in your suggestions with
    > respect to achieving the most realistic results. Thanks!
    >
    > And just for the fun of it, here's a nice picture from the same
    > session:
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/azqku
    >
    > By the way, these screen shots were taken while flying over the
    > MegaScenery Pacific Northwest scenery.
    >
    > - --
    > Melissa
    >
    > PGP Public Keys: http://www.freewebs.com/kuviahunnihautik/
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  6. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

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    Hi Bill,

    On Tue, 17 May 2005 20:14:46 GMT, you wrote:

    > Please post "full" URL's.
    >
    > I'd much rather cut and paste than load up on spam and spyware.

    Hmmm. I guess my web filtering, spam and spyware blockers are doing a
    pretty good job, because I don't experience those things when using
    the TinyURL redirection method.

    For you though, here are the full URLS:

    http://photobucket.com/albums/v61/watersprite/MegaScenery%20PNW/?action=view&current=RainNoCloud.jpg

    http://photobucket.com/albums/v61/watersprite/MegaScenery%20PNW/?action=view&current=MistyMtns.jpg

    - --
    Melissa

    PGP Public Keys: http://www.freewebs.com/kuviahunnihautik/

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  7. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Lakeview Bill wrote:
    > Please post "full" URL's.
    >
    > I'd much rather cut and paste than load up on spam and spyware.
    >
    > Thank you...

    Actually tinyurl helps with spam, :-) I've never heard anyone
    complain about it - on the contrary, a lot of people recommend
    to hide your e-mail address "behind" tinyurl when you need people
    to be able to find you, but you don't want the address in plain
    sight. About the "spyware" thing - this is a simple HTTP redirect,
    there is absolutely no way to "catch" anything on the way. It
    doesn't even use cookies. The worst thing it can do is to
    hide the forwarding url from the host that you are being reffered
    to - if they are "bad guys", this is actually a good thing.

    - Alex
  8. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Lawn Dart wrote:

    > Hi boB,
    >
    >
    >>You are flying awfully high there bush pilot!!
    > Methinks you've been living for too long in the Texas flatlands, where
    > the biggest obstacles to aviation are big hair and Armadillo speed
    > bumps (pre-road kill, that is). ;-)
    >
    > - --
    > Melissa
    >

    You mean you don't have these wonderful, full of protein critters?

    http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs29&d=05202&f=chance.jpg

    --

    boB,
    Master_Caution_70

    U.S. Army Aviation (retired)
    Central Texas - 5NM West of Gray Army Airfield (KGRK)
  9. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "boB" <akitaREMOVECAPS77@excite.Icom> wrote in message
    news:8htie.82976$AE6.81607@tornado.texas.rr.com...
    > Lawn Dart wrote:
    >
    >> Hi boB,
    >>
    > >
    >>>You are flying awfully high there bush pilot!!
    >> Methinks you've been living for too long in the Texas flatlands, where
    >> the biggest obstacles to aviation are big hair and Armadillo speed
    >> bumps (pre-road kill, that is). ;-)
    >>
    >> - --
    >> Melissa
    >>
    >
    > You mean you don't have these wonderful, full of protein critters?
    >
    > http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs29&d=05202&f=chance.jpg
    >
    > --
    >
    > boB,
    > Master_Caution_70
    >
    > U.S. Army Aviation (retired)
    > Central Texas - 5NM West of Gray Army Airfield (KGRK)

    Old Okie joke----

    Question: How many Texans does it take to eat an armadillo???

    Answer: Three--you need two to watch out for highway traffic :-))

    Regards,
    Paul--who lives in Oklahoma and seldom sees an armadillo on the road.
    Smarter armadillos up here maybe??? <VBG>
  10. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    On Tue, 17 May 2005 13:01:22 -0700, Lawn Dart
    <willkayakforfoodREMOVE_THIS@gmx.net> wrote:

    >"I did come
    >across a peculiar phenomenon last night. Rain appeared out of
    >nowhere...literally! There were no rain clouds depicted anywhere,
    >but for quite a while, it was raining!

    Such phenomenon was known as "The Angels Are Crying" in my
    childhood. Clear skies and pouring rain like a cow pissing on a flat
    rock. Maybe you haven't experienced that previously as you aren't from
    the Great Lonestar State? The Angels cry over Texas in amazement at
    its utter beauty of both land and people. Maybe the Angels were crying
    over you flying ability? Just a thought, nothing more!
  11. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "Paul Riley"
    > Paul--who lives in Oklahoma and seldom sees an armadillo on the road.
    > Smarter armadillos up here maybe??? <VBG>

    Na... they're just smart enough to not cross the Red River. ;-p


    Dallas
  12. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    On 17-May-2005, Alexander Avtanski <avtanski@ispwest.com> wrote:

    > Lakeview Bill wrote:
    > > Please post "full" URL's.
    > >
    > > I'd much rather cut and paste than load up on spam and spyware.
    > >
    > > Thank you...
    >
    > Actually tinyurl helps with spam, :-) I've never heard anyone
    > complain about it - on the contrary, a lot of people recommend
    > to hide your e-mail address "behind" tinyurl when you need people
    > to be able to find you, but you don't want the address in plain
    > sight. About the "spyware" thing - this is a simple HTTP redirect,
    > there is absolutely no way to "catch" anything on the way. It
    > doesn't even use cookies. The worst thing it can do is to
    > hide the forwarding url from the host that you are being reffered
    > to - if they are "bad guys", this is actually a good thing.


    Actually.. (to continue...) it's not TinyURL that cause the spyware/spam to
    appear..
    That is Photobucket.. ;o)

    But if you just take precautions, and have the right protection installed,
    that won't hurt.. :))

    Regards
    Mikael K

    --
    Vatsim-callsign: OY-MKO
    Home Airport: EKBI

    Sorry.. no direct reply-email.. ;o)
  13. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

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    Hi Mikael,

    On Thu, 19 May 2005 19:16:30 GMT, you wrote:

    > Actually.. (to continue...) it's not TinyURL that cause the
    > spyware/spam to appear..
    > That is Photobucket.. ;o)

    Eek! Sorry about that! Ever since I started using the photobucket
    site, I already had in place all my web filtering, spyware blocking,
    etc., so I've never even seen so much as a banner ad on the site, and
    it doesn't drop cookies into my machine either (I block cookies as
    well). Nor have I seen any indications of spyware or spam being
    generated by my frequenting of the site.

    Could someone describe the types of spyware and/or spam that
    photobucket might be responsible for? If it's really a problem, I'll
    look for another site to host my screen shots. Thanks!

    - --
    Melissa

    PGP Public Keys: http://www.freewebs.com/kuviahunnihautik/

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