The thermal imager recorded that the ground temperature was 40 degrees and the clouds has a temperature between 6 to 12 degrees.
The weather station reports the air temperature is 61 degrees and the dew point is 42 degrees.
Assuming a dry adiabatic lapse rate of 5.4 degrees per 1,000 feet, the altitude to the cloud base is either 5,200 feet or 4,300 feet.
With a difference of 6 degrees in temperature and assuming a wet adiabatic lapse of 3 degrees per 1,000 feet, the clouds could be 2,000 feet tall.
|A thermal infrared image of the clouds over NearSys Station|
|A visible light image of the clouds over NearSys Station|