Weather – Read the Clouds
Even in these days of uber-technology, a wise hunter still knows how to read the clouds.
Bowhunters at higher altitudes in September will likely find this type of cloud building throughout the day. Starting as puffy cotton balls, these innocent-looking puffs can balloon vertically to five-miles high by mid-afternoon. There is a lot of moisture and unstable air in these anvil-like creations. Best to take cover well before the wind picks up.
Seemingly benign, these light wispy clouds form at high altitudes and indicate stable weather when they are isolated. They can precede unstable weather when they begin to gather.
These low-lying clouds might make you want to stay inside. Like a wet wool blanket, they are low to the ground, obscure the sun and can bring a light drizzle or snow—for sure cold and damp weather.
Technically nimbus means rain-producing cloud, but combine it with stratus and nimbostratus clouds create typical hunting weather: dark clouds that bring rain or snow. It can make for a great hunt or a great time sitting by the fire.