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Lenticular Clouds - These aerial masterpieces only occur when air strategically flows over a mountain and into bigger, more dense clouds.

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"Double Stack II" ... Rare double lenticular cloud formation over Mount Shasta, CA (photo by Cindy M. Diaz, 02/05/2007).

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Lenticular cloud. Usually found on the leeward side of a mountain range. They contain winds of 50kt. Or more, and appear stationary as the wind blows through them.

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Unusual clouds - in pictures

Lenticular cloud, Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The lens-shaped clouds form at high altitude and are usually formed when air passes over mountain tops

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