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Old 07-16-2010, 02:55 PM   #211
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Caught some shots of this sky in the Black Hills this June. Never seen anything like it.






Awesome shots!

How long did the this formation last?
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:23 PM   #212
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Awesome shots!

How long did the this formation last?
Thanks Treadless.

I'd say 30-45 minutes or so - moving fast across the sky. We were expecting some kind of hellacious hailstorm, tornado, or angry Stay Puft Marshmallow men dropping from the sky. Fortunately it just rained 1/2" or so.

The picture is in color, but the light makes it looks black and white.
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:29 PM   #213
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Caught some shots of this sky in the Black Hills this June. Never seen anything like it.


What the fuck




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Old 07-16-2010, 04:41 PM   #214
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That's called mammatus or mammatocumulus. Yes, the word is derived from the same base as "mammory." As in boobs.

Indicator of some serious storms. See it often in the midwest, usually less pronounced and sometimes only a portion of a cloud system shows the formation. There isn't an exact explanation behind it. What makes sense to me is that a dense cloud passes over a lower, warmer mass of air. As the warmer air tries to rise, the dense cloud resists breaking. The warm air pushes up and what you see is the dense cloud's weight pushing through in bulbous masses through the warmer air.

ginslung's example is about as pronounced as you'll ever see it.

I like mike's shot of Beartooth. When I was there it was a postcard weather day. Nice to see how evil it can be. Cool shot, mike.
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Just after this shot I had 500km of solid rain and huge head winds, it was fantastic


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That's called mammatus or mammatocumulus. Yes, the word is derived from the same base as "mammory." As in boobs.

Indicator of some serious storms. See it often in the midwest, usually less pronounced and sometimes only a portion of a cloud system shows the formation. There isn't an exact explanation behind it. What makes sense to me is that a dense cloud passes over a lower, warmer mass of air. As the warmer air tries to rise, the dense cloud resists breaking. The warm air pushes up and what you see is the dense cloud's weight pushing through in bulbous masses through the warmer air.

ginslung's example is about as pronounced as you'll ever see it.

I like mike's shot of Beartooth. When I was there it was a postcard weather day. Nice to see how evil it can be. Cool shot, mike.
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Since we're on the subject - how awsome is this ?!




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In the "Top End" of the Nothern Territiory in Australia they have these and call them the "Morning Glory". Powered Paragliders and Powered Hang Gliders wait for them to appear then take off and soar the front of them. They are absolutely amazing looking.
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Everybody run for your life... the giant road runners are coming.







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Old 07-17-2010, 12:26 AM   #220
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I've never seen any more amazing cloud formation than that
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In the "Top End" of the Nothern Territiory in Australia they have these and call them the "Morning Glory". Powered Paragliders and Powered Hang Gliders wait for them to appear then take off and soar the front of them. They are absolutely amazing looking.
as explained in the link I posted http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morning_Glory_cloud
unfortunately I wasn't made aware of this phenomena before I was somewhere between Katherin and Broome..... damn shame - I rode the whole gulf from east to west, would've been a freakin awsome sight
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Look like the one GS put up.

Took this during Bike Week 2 years ago. I think it's from heat going up into cooler air? Just a guess cause you could see it puckering.

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Between ginslung's 'boob' clouds" and Gravel Seeker's 'tube' clouds,,,, all I can say is "WOW!!!" Some really interesting formations there!!!
Nice pics on here,,,, some that would scare the shit outta me if I was on the road and saw them coming towards me!
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