As long as they ain’t mushroom clouds…..


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7 Responses to As long as they ain’t mushroom clouds…..

  1. RustyGunner says:

    Those lenticular clouds are gorgeous. They mark where the moving air mass rises over that mountain range you can see below them in a standing wave like water over a rock in a stream. Sometimes there will be more lenticular formations under the “ripples” downwind and a turbulent rotor cloud low on the downwind side of the range. For a sailplane pilot who brought his oxygen tank and wooly underwear, that’s some good flying right there. Right now the altitude record for wave soaring is over 50,000′.

  2. Seneca III. says:

    Beautiful, Kenny, beautiful. How wondrous and pleasing to our eyes is this world.

  3. rick says:

    Clouds are the beautiful language of the sky. Most of the pictures shown are indicative of hazardous conditions. Lenticulars indicate strong winds but smooth air. Highly desirable to the pilot who knows what to expect and how to use the conditions to his favor. Mammutus and undulatus indicate strong down drafts at low altitudes and should be avoided. Severe turbulence may be encountered. But they sure are captivating to look at. As a mariner and a pilot (and past high country camper) I think everyone should learn the language of the clouds.

  4. Timbo says:

    God I love clouds!
    If I could, I’d spend the rest of my days trying to capture them as illustrated here!

  5. Joe Mama says:

    There was one a few years back in Georgia (winter). Looked like a sheet of perfect diamond tuck upholstery.

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