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Powerful Microburst Flattened Part of a Montana Forest in 1999 (PIC)

The Most Powerful Weather Phenomenon You've Never Heard Of: The Microburst

Hovering in the sky, this rainbow cloud over Mount Everest took an astonished astronomer by surprise. Oleg Bartunov, 51, caught the spectacle on camera during a Himalayas expedition in Nepal.

This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a skypunch. When people see these, they think it's the end of the world. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover. #Meteorology #Weather #Clouds

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Meteorologists campaign to classify new 'Asperatus' clouds seen across the world

Asperatus cloud wicked looking. If the sky was to turn like that where I live, I would Run