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    Mammatus clouds turning into storm clouds

  • Rachel Busch-Rubalcava

    Mammatus Cloud Formation - Northern Ontario

  • Christian Ashley

    Beautiful Cloud Formation - Northern Ontario

  • Yvonne McJetters

    Mammatus clouds over Nebraska, an after effect of tornadoes. The beauty of Mother Nature

  • Chinook Seedery

    Mammatus clouds over Nebraska. One of the pretty sights of nature, Mammatus clouds, only occur where cumulonimbus clouds are present. It is usually linked to the after effect of tornadoes. #Wow #Mothernature #Beautiful

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