WITNESS STATEMENT – February 12 2019
I wanted a picture of the barren cold runways. I held my cellphone against the window of the terminal to avoid any reflection and took a photo. I took a “selfie” after but due to the focus of the phone, the sky isn’t visible behind me. After I got home to Vancouver, I looked at the photo and noticed an odd oval shaped cloud in the centre right.
I zoomed in to see what appeared to be a disc shaped cloud, such as Alto-cumulus Lenticularis cloud formations. But they usually only go over hills, mountains, or very tall man made structures. Out of all the photos of Alto-cumulus Lenticularis clouds from the ground I could locate, not one of them shows the top of the formation such as mine. In my photo the formation is tilting towards me so I see the top of the disc shape. This was at a pretty decent altitude and over flat prairie. It was a cold clear morning with a ground temp of -39c Two contrails are visible in the foreground and appear much closer.
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