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Author Topic: Weird Weather Clouds  (Read 1557 times)
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« on: April 11, 2009, 12:25 PM »

Anybody an expert on clouds?

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I've never seen clouds like these. Winds were in the 8-12 mph range and very bumpy at ground level. I wonder what the wind was like in those white pancakes...
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 05:00 PM »

They are Lenticular clouds, also known as Standing Waves. You see them sometimes on top of mountains. They are indicators of high winds aloft that may surface later in the day.

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 05:39 PM »

spectacular pictures thanx KO

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 08:41 AM »

What Rx said.  Also really bad to go thru in an airplane.  Brings new meaning to  "roller coaster ride."
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