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Lynn Celestral
Lynn Celestral • 2 years ago

The Poor Tree! A Supercell Thunderstorm Cloud Over Montana Credit & Copyright: Sean R. Heavey Explanation: Is that a spaceship or a cloud? Although it may seem like an alien mothership, it's actually a impressive thunderstorm cloud called a supercell. Such colossal storm systems center on mesocyclones -- rotating updrafts that can span several kilometers and deliver torrential rain and high winds including tornadoes. Jagged sculptured cloud...

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APOD---The Large Cloud of Magellan

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Beautiful! Montana skies are so beautiful especially at night. Montana always calls to my soul.

Mammatus clouds are...associated with the anvil cloud and severe thunderstorms. They often extend from the base of a cumulonimbus, but may also be found under altocumulus, altostratus, stratocumulus, and cirrus clouds, as well as volcanic ash clouds. When occurring in cumulonimbus, mammatus often indicate a particularly strong storm or even a tornadic storm.

Natural Phenomena: Supercell Clouds Photo credit: Greg Lundeen (via Wiki Commons) Great Plains of the U.S. It’s impossible to guarantee that you’ll get a photo of these enormous UFO-like clouds, but with a little research you can plan a trip that will put you in the path of some severe weather and possibly some of nature’s most phenomenal cloud formations. Storm-chasers block off a chunk of time in spring (May is optimal) and obsess over weather patterns, load up their cars, and keep on top ...

Storm in the desert.