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cloud on title (cloud)

n. an actual or apparent outstanding claim on the title to real property. "Clouds" can include an old mortgage or deed of trust with no recording showing the secured debt was paid off, a failure to properly transfer all interests in the real property (such as mineral rights) to a former owner, a previous deed which was improperly written or signed, an unresolved legal debt or levy by a creditor or a taxing authority, or some other doubtful link in the chain of title. Often the "cloud" can be removed by a quiet title action, by finding a person to create or execute a document to prove a debt had been paid or corrected. Title companies will refuse to insure title to be transferred with a "cloud," or they will insure ownership except for ("insure around") the "cloud." (See: chain of title, quiet title action, mortgage, deed of trust, reconveyance, title, title report)

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Such a cloud formation, either Altocumulus Castellanus or Altocumulus of a chaotic sky, are both described as precursors of thundery weather.
Although there's clear blue sky with a few bands of altocumulus, the sky to the north looks like a sea of towering cumulus.
Daytime heat with altocumulus is expected throughout, showery prospects loom briefly in the Kavango by midweek.
Though a roll cloud may not be seen, strong chinooks are often accompanied by spectacular multiple-layered standing lenticular clouds ("altocumulus standing lenticular" or ACSL) and a chinook arch, a broad mid-level altocumulus or cirrus cloud extending leeward from the mountains.
From Sunday into Monday for example, the upper air extensions drew some moisture towards these distant vortex cores, an Altocumulus cloud-band was the factual evidence.
The presence of altocumulus cloud identifies this tropical air source in no uncertain fashion.
This gentle advection was best seen in the middle cloud at altocumulus level.
The remarkable wind-flow patterns across the Atlantic provided an airflow switch-back flowing from mid-Amazon and into southern Africa, the cirrus and very high-based altocumulus bands of the early and mid-week exemplified this.
Such air cools as it travels southward and ability to form thicker altocumulus is to be expected.
This weekend sees the surface ridge extend to the Cape and along the coast while, on its northern side (west of the Walvis latitude) an upper air cut-off pattern develops from 700mb through the altocumulus levels to even 300mb (hPa), persisting until mid-week before amalgamating with a new frontal trough nearing the Cape by Wednesday.
The current altocumulus patterns reveal the least turbulent levels seen for many weeks now.