Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Repost for Thematic Photographic: Undulatus asperatus --- New Cloud Formation Appears Over the Missouri Ozarks

I am reposting this from two years ago for this week's Thematic Photographic theme: CLOUDS.  Since I captured these very rare formations, when I hear references to clouds, these come to mind.  They were very scary looking but very little rain from them.  The upper level winds created constant movement.  By the way, these are not black and white photos as they would appear to be.


It's not often that one can be witness to a new weather phenomenon.  In fact so unusual that, for the first time since 1951, a cloud type is under review as a new form.

From KY3.com Weather:
A storm system moving across the Ozarks on Monday morning produced widespread interest for more than just the thunder and rainfall it produced. As the system moved across the region, the balance of instability aloft and a relatively stable low level airmass helped to produce what was likely a potentially new form of clouds now under review by the World Meteorological Society or WMO. The cloud type in question has been named, "Undulatus asperatus".

It seemed as though I was looking at rapids on a river --- from underneath!  We did get some rain from these, but not storms.  The temperature was only about 62 degrees at the time and a little breezy.

Here are more photos I took of this awesome sight:


Just goes to show ya, God is always creating new things for us to see --- and it's all FREE!

12 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh Barb! This is breathtaking! I wish I could photograph like you do!

Patamomma said...

Barb, I live in Mountain Grove, MO and seen the same clouds. They were breathtaking! I'm so glad you got some good takes. I was at work, and had to take pics with my cell phone only....

The Wired Angel said...

I LOVE black and white photography.. and this is a home run, Barb! Great job. Peggy x

Karen S. said...

Hello! I see you have a follower who is one of my favorite follwers too, so I'm following you as well. Alan from Sepia Saturday! These clouds you have posted are just incredible. Nicely done! They give me the urge to write a very spooky campfire tale! :)

Max Sartin said...

Those are some awesome cloud pictures. Amazing formations and you caught them so beautifully.

Gilly said...

Those clouds are totally amazing! Have you ever seen anything like that since? Really wish I'd been there. They are great photos, too!

Bob Scotney said...

Fantastic. These look unique.

Carmi Levy said...

Oh. My. GOD! It makes me really appreciate the wonder of the world when I see scenes like this. We truly are blessed to be on this planet!

Thanks for reaching back into the archives: Just wonderful!

Alexia said...

So strange and eerie! I envy you for having seen these - thanks for the amazing photos :)

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

What incredible photographs! I'm glad I clicked over from Carmi's blog.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Amazing!

Nice work, Barb.
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Kelsea said...

These are incredible! It had to be amazing to see in person! Awesome photos!