Category Archives: Clouds

Stunning Frontal Cloud at Sea

frontcloud This frontal cloud formed from a  northeast wind shift and lifting of humid ocean air enough to cool it below the dewpoint. Taken about 5 miles offshore of Seaside Heights New Jersey, 8am May 14th, 2014

This photo  was taken by commercial fishermen Michael Wark on his boat.


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Black Forest storms

When the weather conditions are right the Black Forest in southern Germany can turn into a thunderstorm factory. This picture shows three cells in various stages of development, all matured into thunderstorms over the rest of the day. The view is taken from just across the border in northern Switzerland.  Image by Neil Jones.

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What ryhmes with “Cumulorange”?

Cumulus clouds in late afternoon., Rhode Island  Image by Gary Boden

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Double cloud decks at the Keck telescopes at Mauna Kea

A deck of stratus below and cirrus above. Image by Anthony Watts, June 2001 Elevation 4,145 metres (13,600 ft)

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Lenticular clouds on the Coast Range

Lenticular clouds, late afternoon. Taken between Lompoc and Santa Barbara, CA. near Highway 1& 101 junction. Image by B. Alicia Ross

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Big Dipper with thunderstorm

May 19th, 2011 Stars of Ursa Major (the Big Dipper) constellation over a cumulounimbus cloud with some lightning. Taken with a Panasonic DMC-TZ1 camera, 30 sec. exposure, ISO-80. Location: Maracaibo, Venezuela. Image by Henry Mendt
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Arizona monsoon weather

Mammatus clouds in Southern Arizona - Image: D. Sposito

Altocumulus, Contrail and Iridescence

Altocumulus, contrail and iridescence

Altocumulus, contrail and iridescence all in one photo.

Near Seattle, WA

Bob Harrington,

KH Clouds

Photo: Geoff Sherrington

Clouds formed by Kelvin Helmholtz waves in the atmosphere.

Arcus cloud from a thunderstorm

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Thunderstorm in Summer 2010, Waconia, MN. Backlit by the sun, note the shelf or “arcus” cloud. Read the rest of this entry