Vail Daily column: Thank the clouds for winter’s return

29th November, 2014 by

By Edward Stoner

Winter is here! Take a moment to thank the nimbostratus for our fluffy white playground’s return! Patiently we’ve waited for this snowfall, for it has been hidden in secrecy for many months. This mystical force of nature is very particular about conditions and has a rigid arrival plan. Luckily for us, when it snows, it dumps! Have you guessed it yet? The mighty nimbostratus is a dense, thick and layered cloud which precipitates light airy snow. It appears to be gray and terrifying, but under its facade is a whiteout in the making. This middle layer cloud is filled with …

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