WebCam Timelapse – July 11, 2007

Lots of confused cloud activity.

The Arizona sky is making me a liar. In a post earlier this month, I talked about how most days started clear and the clouds built up throughout the day. This week, however, it’s been cloudy early in the day and clears up in the late afternoon. Makes me look like I haven’t got a clue, huh?

This is a great video (in the new “large” size) that shows off all the confusion in yesterday’s sky. Watch the clouds carefully — they move in various directions throughout the day!

After clicking this image, you may have to wait a few seconds for it to load before it starts playing. Be patient and click only once. It’ll play right in this window. QuickTime is required.

Although I can do a larger image movie, I think the 1.1 MB bandwidth is enough. I’d like to increase the number of images that make up the movie, but that’ll also increase the movie size and bandwidth when it’s played. If you have any preferences about this, use the Comments link or form to be heard.

And I do want to note that I’m not releasing these every day — just the days when there’s something interesting to see. This time of year, that can be several times a week.

2 thoughts on “WebCam Timelapse – July 11, 2007

  1. Wow. Those clouds are all over the place.

    Thanks for the larger size – that works really well for me.

    Oh, and a tip for anyone else who wants to slow it down after watching it through: use the arrow keys on the keyboard. Just tap the right arrow key (don’t hold it down), to move through an image at a time.

  2. The next timelapse movie is set up with a frame rate of 5 frames per second instead of 10. That’ll slow down the movie considerably and make it longer without increasing its file size. At least that’s the idea. We’ll see with the next movie. I’m still experimenting with this.

    Today, it’s been mostly clear, but clouds are building to the northeast — as they SHOULD this time of year!

What do you think?