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Wild cloud formations today

Discussion in 'General Off Topic Forums' started by Sam Cogley, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Sam Cogley

    Sam Cogley Last of the Time Lords Subscriber

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

    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=sgf&storyid=53390&source=0

    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.

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    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.
     
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  2. onepixel

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    Wow... those are wildly strange looking clouds. Any recent alien abductions?
     
  3. 75Center

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

    JonL Tubeulosis vinylitis Subscriber

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    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

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

    Sir.Byrd Lunatic Member

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    Wave clouds, fun to watch!
     
  7. Sam Cogley

    Sam Cogley Last of the Time Lords Subscriber

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    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

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    Lots of turbulence for so early in the morning. Wish we'd see some of that rain...
     
  9. onepixel

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    I knew I've seen clouds like that somewhere before...

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  10. hbrocks

    hbrocks Super Member

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

    Robie Live it or live with it. Subscriber

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    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

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

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

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    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

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

    24HACKER Super Member

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

    VinylHanger Navigaret ex ironia

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    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

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    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 Super Member

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    superman just flew by.
     
  19. markthefixer

    markthefixer On Hiatus, dealing with Dad's estate full time Subscriber

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