DISCUSSION: As a weak pulse of energy slowly moved in a southeasterly direction as of earlier this morning, it interacted with the small islands (i.e., namely the Catalina Islands and Guadalupe Island off the coast of Southern California). As a result of these clouds moving in the vicinity of these smaller islands, a number of small rotating cloud eddies formed just to the west of Southern California coastline. During the Spring and Summer-time months, these cloud features often form due at least in part to the presence of differential oceanic winds being present in the vicinity of the growing marine layer cloud cover both to the northwest of and over the aforementioned islands. It is important to note that aside from reducing localized visibilities, these rotating cloud eddies are typically never responsible for directly or indirectly causing the occurrence of any severe or inclement weather capable of disrupting day-to-day lifestyles across much of Southern Californai! To learn more about other interesting weather content from across the United States, click here!