Friday, June 26, 2009

Ominous skies

Crazy cloud formation directly overhead this evening... I've never
seen anything like it before.

[EDIT: thanks to The Crow I now know what these clouds are called - Mammatus clouds. Here's a link to a good description of them.]

4 comments:

Linda F. said...

That looks pretty cool!

The Crow said...

Mammatous clouds. Sometimes seen with storm cells that accompany tornadoes, but not always.

Mostly Torn said...

Ah! Thanks for the name of the clouds! I had never heard of or seen such a cloud before.

Now that I know their name, I was able to find this nice description of them:

http://www.examiner.com/x-5182-Dallas-Weather-Examiner~y2009m6d27-Mammatus-clouds-Wild-looking-but-not-tornado-makers

JD said...

Neat! Now that the ominousness has passed, anyway.