May 25, 2005

Ooooooh, shiny!

Amazing photos of lenticular mammatus clouds over Joplin, Missouri.

While this magpie has seen plenty of lenticular clouds and mammatus clouds, we'd never seen even a photograph of the hybrid before now. Apparently they are very uncommon; the KSN-TV meteorologist said on air that the last report of lenticular mammatus clouds in the Joplin area was over 30 years ago.

Lenticular mammatus clouds
[Photo: KSN TV]

You can see a much larger version of the photo here.

For the time being, at least, there are about a dozen photos of the storm that generated the odd mammatus clouds here. We particularly liked this one.

Via Boing Boing.

Posted by Magpie at May 25, 2005 01:50 AM | Shiny Things | Technorati links |