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Old 06-07-2010, 06:04 PM
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Wild cloud formations today

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...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.











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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Old 06-07-2010, 06:09 PM
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Wow... those are wildly strange looking clouds. Any recent alien abductions?
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:10 PM
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I've seen those clouds! (Then I looked at your location and realized why). Great pic's!!
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:12 PM
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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?
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Kewl ! Kinda look like Snot-Slingin' Thunderboomer clouds, sorta like...(grin)
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:26 PM
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Wave clouds, fun to watch!
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:29 PM
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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?
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.
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Lots of turbulence for so early in the morning. Wish we'd see some of that rain...
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I knew I've seen clouds like that somewhere before...

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awesome pics.....
Thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:06 PM
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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.
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beautiful. thanks for posting these, I will share them with the family.
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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.
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The last one's either Satan or a cat. Cool pics.
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Don't you just love mother nature!!! Watching cloud formations is really interesting.
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