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Strange cloud this morning..

Post by Beny » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:42 am

There s some pics i toke this morning. Look s like mammatus cloud, but there was no thunderstorm in the air....nice show over our house :D

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Post by canadianplant » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:05 am

Ah Beny, I can tell you have never been to alberta lol. I cant remember the scientific name, but I remember them being called "popcorn clouds" or simply "hail clouds". In calgary you seen these once a week in the spring-fall, and almost always mean powerfull low pressure systems with, you guessed it, hail. Also heavy rains, severe storms, and something like a 40$ chance of the system rotating (tornadic system). I think they usually happen when warm and cold air clash, but usually in hot summer temps. If you were further ahead of the system, you may see something similar to this:

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Post by hardyjim » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:59 am

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Re: Strange cloud this morning..

Post by DesertZone » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:34 am

Beny wrote:There s some pics i toke this morning. Look s like mammatus cloud, but there was no thunderstorm in the air....nice show over our house :D

Ben

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Very cool thanks for sharing. 8)
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Post by DesertZone » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:37 am

hardyjim wrote:Mammatus clouds

check these out


http://dnr.ne.gov/floodplain/mitigation/mammatus3.jpg
Awesome. :D
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Post by lucky1 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:01 pm

Yup, very cool.

That means your palms are now growing, Beny. :lol:

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Post by Beny » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:03 am

Hey Jim..these clouds are crazy in photo, imagine when you are Under :shock: ...

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Post by canadianplant » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:14 am

Beny wrote:Hey Jim..these clouds are crazy in photo, imagine when you are Under :shock: ...

Ben
I seen them all the time in alberta, but in N ontario, I only remember seeing them that profound oncel when tornadoes came through, during a massive weather bomb. So you could imagine the thoughts running in my head when I seen them for the first time out west.... then the second.... then thrid.... LOL
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Post by hardyjim » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:56 am

Beny wrote:Hey Jim..these clouds are crazy in photo, imagine when you are Under :shock: ...

Ben

Yea,quite surreal!

They are unfortunately a sign of cold air trying to descend which we have all had out fill of this spring!
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