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In the United States, sky gazers may be most familiar with the

very distinct  cumulonimbus mammatus. When occurring in cumulonimbus,

mammatus are often indicative of a particularly strong storm or maybe even a

tornadic storm. Due to the intensely sheared environment in which mammatus

form, aviators are strongly cautioned to avoid cumulonimbus with mammatus.

They also attach to the bottom of other types of clouds.

 

The White Mountains

Eastern Arizona

July 2015

 

Sunday Skies

 

In the United States, sky gazers may be most familiar with the

very distinct  cumulonimbus mammatus. When occurring in cumulonimbus,

mammatus are often indicative of a particularly strong storm or maybe even a

tornadic storm. Due to the intensely sheared environment in which mammatus

form, aviators are strongly cautioned to avoid cumulonimbus with mammatus.

They also attach to the bottom of other types of clouds.

 

The White Mountains

Eastern Arizona

July 2015

 

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailanddy plu
  • 6 Sep 2015, 02:08
It is a wonderful display, Elizabeth.

I am shooting quite a lot of skies lately, and I credit you with contributing to this behaviour with your long-running series.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ray - I love mammatus clouds- in face we had had some tonight...

Well I am certainly flattered! I do love cloud formations and colors!!
Well caught, Elizabeth, these were most unusual to see.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Frank! Yes... until tonight! smile
that is some excellent skyscape, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Fascinating aren't they?! Thank you Ayush!
I have never seen anything like this. It is both threatening and beautiful
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They are not common, yet not terribly unusual either. Threatening and beautiful sum it up, Bill! Thank you!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Sep 2015, 06:57
I admire your knowledge about clouds - like you I'm fascinated by them - a beautiful photo! 'mammatus' means breast-like- and I can see the bossoms!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Philine! Yes, that's exactly right! You know, my father in law, Dr Terry Vaughan is a mammalogist... a friend once asked me "He study's breasts?"!!! NO! Animals that nurse their young... smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Sep 2015, 07:28
This does not look to be a happy sky Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Rather threatening, eh?!
Wonderfully captured Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Richard!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Sep 2015, 09:11
Very impressive. I would keep a very wary eye on this and start to clear away any lose items.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Amazing aren't they!
You learn something every day, they look like rows of aggressive bats
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: That's not a description I've heard before!
I have seen mammatus clouds only once in person and am thrilled to see them here.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They are so amazing looking - we had some here last night. Thank you, Mary!
The technical names are new to me but I do know these are very impressive clouds.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They are so amazing!!
So glad you shared this. I've not seen a sky like this before.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Jacquelyn! They're so beautiful! We had some of these clouds last night.
I don't think this is a cloud type we see in the UK, Elizabeth - a fascinating shot!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Maybe not, Tom - they are fascinating clouds!

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