"QUANTUM SHOT" #155
"Breast-clouds"? Mammatus, of Mammary Clouds!
Mammatus Clouds, or "breast-clouds", are fascinating formations in the sky, made mostly from the cumulus cloud base. Although they are not a sign that a tornado is about to form, they often accompany tornado-producing storms, or even may be direct byproduct of tornado activity - an aftermath of severe thunderstorms.
Thanks to the exclusive permission of Jorn Olsen, here are some weird mammatus shots:
(all images credit: Jorn Olsen, used by permission)
See more of the lenticular clouds here
Images source: Valuca
Stormy Skies Update:
More unreal cloud turmoil from the folks at "Extreme Instability":
Photo by Riccardo Mannella
(image credit: Patricia Radnor)
(image credit: Jason Smith, Cloud Appreciation Society)
(image credit: Olivier Garde. Pierre Farissier. Franck Bompaire.)
Photo by Don Sanderson, Iowa USA
Photo by KSNTV
Hurricane Kirrill in Holland: speed of wind - 140 km/h
As a counterpoint to the celestial unrest, here is a beautiful picture of the tropical wave:
Photo by Andrew Castellano
Image sources: Extreme instability, Cloud Appreciation Society, Valuca
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