Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Our Very First Mammatus Clouds

The 18th of October brought some interesting cloud formations our way. I went online to try and see what type they were and I think they are Mammatus clouds.

Our camera wasn't that great at capturing the huge bubbles on the bottom of the cloud.  It was kind of like a funnel cloud but round.

Mammatus clouds have billowing, sagging, pouch-like formations beneath the cloud base and in the mid-west they are often times associated with severe weather systems (or so the NOAA website said).
Here in California it was very cool to see.

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