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Check out the 19/12/2004 20:30 Noaa pic to see a remarkable cloud in the mid Tasman Sea. Its about as long as New Zealand, orientated NE to SW, across the wind flow, and probably only about 10-20km wide. Looks like a piece of string floating in a stream.
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watching the animation seq, its a bit of high cloud that got torn off and elongated from a upper level cloud sheet that moved off aust, by the high level rotating winds around the low just off NZ...(i.e the big curving jetstream)


at least that the way i see it (fee free to disagree, LOL)

but there are also long lines of altocumulus clouds in the tasman too (could almost be like street clouds)
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