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    Question Ever seen clouds like this?

    I've never in my 52 years of existence seen anything like these. What are they called and what causes them? Any meteorologists out there in FV land?

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    We just had a thunderstorm and these are moving fast. It's deathly quiet outside. I don't trust it. We're under a tornado watch.

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    only time I saw clouds like that was in Kansas and I 'think' they are called bubble clouds.
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    Wow and no! I've never seen anything like those anywhere. They really are cool though, so thanks for posting!

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    I have, when I was a teen back in Ohio. I thought the same thing. How weird they look!
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    My amateur meterologist hubby says they are mammatus clouds.

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    Wow, no I have never seen any clouds like that. Kinda looks like cotton balls huh? Also kinda ominous having never seen them before. Hope the weather there is ok.
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    never seen them before either, they dont look real in the picture like photoshop-ed clouds, i dont like it when its deadly quiet out always makes me think a storm is coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine View Post
    My amateur meterologist hubby says they are mammatus clouds.
    Hahaha, get it? "Mama." hahaha
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    Yeah, DH said they named them on the news last night. The weather was fine. It was after the storm. So apparently the tornado watch was over and I didn't know it! Ah well. Now to find out what causes them. I'm on a mission now...

    Ahh...Wikipedia says this... So these babies are full of ice and liquid and indicate a severe thunderstorm or tornadic storm. Neat! They don't know why they form...there are several theories.

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    Pretty neat and scary at the same time. Never seen them before. Yesterday on my walk I was watching the clouds. They all seemed to be packed on one side of the sky and turning dark gray. Other side of the sky you could see white clouds and blue sky.

    Peanut, when I saw the pictures I couldn't help but think of aliens. lol

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    They're fantastic!

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    That picture would make a record album cover

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    What's your general location, peanut? The weather here in southern Manitoba yesterday was incredibly hot and still, and after midnight last night we got some thunder, lightning and some rain, but not the severe thunderstorms expected. The rain puddles this morning are filled with large bubbles. Today is hot & muggy again, but breezy.

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    I'm in southern SK. We got that storm around 7 PM. We currently have a wind warning in effect.

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    They are mammatus clouds and they form in the wake of a severe thunderstorm. I have seen them multiple times when I lived in Texas, after a storm has passed through.

    This one dropped baseball sized hail on Fort Worth about an hour before I got this photo: (Note that mammatus don't drop hail, they are perfectly harmless, the storm that came before them did)

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