Wild cloud formations today

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  1. Sam Cogley

    Sam Cogley Last of the Time Lords Subscriber

    First identified in 2009, these things are being investigated as the first new type of cloud to be recognized since 1951.


    I took these photos with my iPhone when driving from my office in Aurora, MO to the courthouse in Mt. Vernon, MO between 0840 and 0855. Photo 1 was taken in downtown Aurora around 0840, 2-5 were taken on Highway K just north of city limits around 0845, and 6-9 were taken about five minutes later on Rte FF around 0850 after the weird "roll" cloud had passed.


    Considering that I was driving at the time, the camera did a great job IMHO. The first one was taken at a dead stop, the others were sideways shots at 40-60mph.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
  2. Wow... those are wildly strange looking clouds. Any recent alien abductions?
  3. 75Center

    75Center Super Member

    I've seen those clouds! (Then I looked at your location and realized why). Great pic's!!
  4. JonL

    JonL Tubeulosis vinylitis Subscriber

    Great pics. When you see clouds like that, do you start worrying about tornadoes? Do those clouds have a lot of motion and turbulence to them?
  5. Sandy G

    Sandy G Spiteful Old Cuss Moderator Subscriber

    Kewl ! Kinda look like Snot-Slingin' Thunderboomer clouds, sorta like...(grin)
  6. Sir.Byrd

    Sir.Byrd Lunatic Member

    Wave clouds, fun to watch!
  7. Sam Cogley

    Sam Cogley Last of the Time Lords Subscriber

    I've never seen anything quite like these. There was a little bit of lightning and a moderate amount of rain behind them, but nothing too severe. The NWS link says that they're nasty looking, but rarely associated with severe weather.

    The formations as a whole were moving, but they weren't as internally turbulent as you might expect.
  8. Dave1384

    Dave1384 Stuck in the 70's

    Lots of turbulence for so early in the morning. Wish we'd see some of that rain...
  9. I knew I've seen clouds like that somewhere before...

  10. hbrocks

    hbrocks Super Member

    awesome pics.....
    Thanks for sharing!
  11. Robie

    Robie Live it or live with it. Subscriber

    Great pics, Sam. Amazing quality from a cell phone, too!

    My son takes lots of cloud photos. I'm going to forward yours to him.
  12. grillebilly

    grillebilly Empty Head Subscriber

    beautiful. thanks for posting these, I will share them with the family.
  13. John James

    John James "Bob's your uncle" (Stolen) Subscriber

    Ever been underwater when a big wave breaks over you? I'll bet anyone that has spent much time swimming in the ocean has seen a very similar sight from under water. Very nice pictures BTW.
  14. spaceman

    spaceman Registered Lunatic

    The last one's either Satan or a cat. ;) Cool pics. :thmbsp:
  15. 24HACKER

    24HACKER Super Member

    Don't you just love mother nature!!! Watching cloud formations is really interesting.
  16. VinylHanger

    VinylHanger Navigaret ex ironia

    Those are way cool. Excellent phone pics as well. I love taking cloud pics, those I could have spent the whole day playing with. :yes:
  17. thilaseen

    thilaseen Super Member

    Great shots there.
    They're called roll clouds and rather than go into a long winded description, just google "roll cloud". Fascinating stuff and more great shots too.
  18. aidynphoenix

    aidynphoenix AK Subscriber Subscriber

    superman just flew by.
  19. markthefixer

    markthefixer ESCAPED:armed & dangerous Subscriber

    Last summer, one went through the Chicago metro area west to east , on the north side. Got some good shots, looked evil.
  20. jetblack

    jetblack Super Member

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