Amazing Clouds!

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chocoholic
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I discovered these amazing cloud formations today, they are called MAMMATUS clouds and are usually associated with terrific thunderstorms.

I've never seen anything like them, aren't they amazing? They must be fantastic to see "for real"!
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They are beautiful. I would love to see them in person. may be a little scary though.

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A bit ominus dont you think?
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Scrat;694150 wrote: Photoshop.


I don't think so -

Definition Mammatus Clouds - Rounded, smooth, sack-like protrusions hanging from the underside of a cloud (usually a thunderstorm anvil). Mammatus clouds often accompany severe thunderstorms, but do not produce severe weather; they may accompany non-severe storms as well. Remember, mammatus clouds do not guarantee a storm is tornadic, but usually are seen when a storm does produce a tornado. This is one cloud you will always be looking for when chasing sever weather.



They are a recognised scientific weather structure, go here for more information -

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guide ... th/mm.rxml
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Post by RedGlitter »

I've seen photos of those weird things before but never in person. I think they're kinda creepy. Are they government controlled maybe? :-3
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Actually here in Kansas during the thunderstorm and tornado seasons we see these kind of clouds alot. When they have a greenish or teal color to them they always have hail in them so we keep away from the windows. They are very cool and ominous, I love to take a drink out to the back deck and watch them, right up until a tornado starts forming or I get drenched.
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they are quite amazing looking.
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A few from Kansas.com





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nature at it's best
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we get chinooks in the winter, these are winds that blow in from the west and up over the mountains they are usually very warm and have been known to raise our temperatures as much as 20C in a 24 hour span. With them comes the chinook arch these are some non-enhanced pis my friend has taken....

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Oh wow minks, these are beautiful pictures, what amazing colours!:-6

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