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"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)

Lenticulars...

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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9 Comments:

Anonymous Flo said...

Great photos ! Absolutely wonderful !

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Blogger Ed said...

Mammatus clouds do not form on the cloud base, rather the anvil of a thunderstorm. Also, while they accompany severe weather, they most certainly are not dependent or a byproduct of tornadic activity. They are pockets of descending air brought on by the fact there is a large amount of air being drawn aloft by the updraft of the thunderstorm.

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Anonymous Helmut said...

fantastic formations!!!! i love what the nature gives us..........

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Anonymous Cathy said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures!!! Isn't it amazing what nature gives us for free? Thank you for making these available for people like us who never see things such as these!

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Anonymous Christina said...

Hi.
I was trying to describe the sky yesterday in a recent article I posted called "Magnificant Clouds". ChristianContent.org
I thought I should find a picture and came across your gallery. WOW! I'll use one of my lines here. "Unrelenting Beauty"
Thank you for posting these.

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Anonymous kristymystic said...

just unreal ))))) thank u!

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Blogger Maribou said...

AYaye, très impressionnant tout ça. Très joli pour les yeux.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of that Riccardo Mannella lightning shot.So obviously unreal.You don't get lightning like that from that kind of sky!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

i had no idea they could be that beautiful!

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