Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Fascinating Meteorological Phenomena

Mammatus clouds are formed small downdrafts, pouch like formations named after breasts (mammary). They are not very rare but are typically not well defined or large. Today was an exception, and a particularly eerie display leading a dissipating storm front gave me a fantastic opportunity. I'll let the photos speak for themselves.






6 comments:

  1. Very strange, indeed ! Thanks for sharing. There was a skiff of snow this morning in Franklin. Was 70 there on Saturday. Hail in Pittsburgh this a.m., too.
    - G.

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    1. Spring weather is the best... crazy and violent as it gets.

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  2. Wow, they are beautiful. We had very large mushroom formations Tuesday. They were white clouds or I would have thought a tornado was on the ground. Today, snowing and windy. YUUUCH
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

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    1. If I remember correctly the weather in your area Tuesday was conducive for severe storms, those were probably Cumulonimbus, and actually likely young versions of tornadic storms.

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  3. I like the new masthead and the type font choice is perfect. The cloud photos are fascinating. They look a little like hemorrhoids to me though. :)

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    1. Thank you. I prefer the name given!

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