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!