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Cloud Formations

PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:57 am
by Brian
Here is a cool cloud formation, courtesy of Shimmy. :)

Re: Cloud Formations

PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:12 pm
by shimmy
the pic above is:
Mount Rainier is in Washington State. Amazing pictures. 14,500 ft.
Those of us NOT living in Tacoma or surrounding areas will

appreciate these pictures. A couple of you may have seen this on Friday. It was so amazing, people were pulling over on the freeway to take pictures.

Mt. Rainier puts on a show!


By Scott Sistek
Our little dry streak is about to come to an end. But if you looked at

Mt. Rainier today, you would have known that already.

Take a look at some of these incredible clouds captured over Mt. Rainier today

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Those are called "standing lenticular clouds" They're caused when the air flow is just right so when it flows over Mt. Rainier , the air gets pushed upward where it cools and condenses into clouds. Depending on how smooth the flow is, you can get some amazing clouds formations as we've seen so far today. Here is more information on what causes them from an earlier blog entry.

It's usually a sign of rain within 24 hours because typically the moist

flow that precedes a storm around here is the perfect set up for these clouds.

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Re: Cloud Formations

PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:31 pm
by silverpop
8-)

Re: Cloud Formations

PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:33 pm
by Brian
Very cool pictures, Shimmy! 8-)

Re: Cloud Formations

PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:58 pm
by Librtyhead
I am amazed at the way those are formed! Thanks for the pics. :goodpost:

Re: Cloud Formations

PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:16 pm
by Linnea
I figured this would be some boring thread about plain old clouds (actually, I love clouds, I could watch them all day) but instead this looks like cover art for a science fiction novel. I wish I could have seen that with my own eyes, that's amazing.