Strange Cloud Formations - 06 May 2011

Accuweather called them mammatus clouds. Personally, I had never heard of them before. Apparently they appear frequently around areas where there is a risk of a tornado or severe weather in general. Here's a link to Wikipedia if you want to read more.

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  • Carol Rawlings 4y

    Personally I'd be pretty nervous if I saw that sky - it's really creepy, like someone is poking around up there!
  • AZDenney 4y

    Wow, strange indeed!
  • Aonghas Tree 4y

    Well, we actually left on a trip (in the direction of the storm) shortly after snapping this picture. The rain was quite torrential at times. Lots of standing water on the road and very windy.
  • Mark Plummer 4y

    You never heard of mammatus clouds? I remember sniggering ab't them in 9th grade earth science class. We get them around here every so often, mostly before or after strong thunderstorms.
  • Omri Suissa 4y

    Great
  • Parzival's horse 4y

    I guess you and I are just out of the loop; I never heard of mammatus clouds either. They are rather entertaining.
  • Aonghas Tree 4y

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