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Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!  
User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Hi everyone.

Here's some really amazing photos of very unique Mammatus Clouds. For those of you who like powerful clouds, I'm sure you'll enjoy these shots.

http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/nebraska/june2004hastings-mammatus.html

There's also many other cool photos of clouds, tornados, lightning, snow, nature, etc, in the other links.


Chris

[Edited 2005-08-23 02:03:46]


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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

They are soooo not real.  Yeah sure

Mike



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User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

They look like something out of Mario Land..

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Quoting Christa (Reply 2):
They look like something out of Mario Land..

Or from some recent Disney film.


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8969 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

I guess their scientific name really does fit!!


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User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

Those are real clouds, but if my memory serves, those clouds appear only in storms that generate tornadoes.

User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3028 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 1):
They are soooo not real.

Before you hurt yourself rolling your eyes, maybe you should google mammatus clouds.
Those are real. I believe they are caused by sinking cold air following big thunderstorms. If you've ever seen a good display you never forget it. I've seen mammatus clouds many, many times, but only two of them were in the same league of these pics. One was near Flagstaff, Arizona, and the other in Pittsburgh, PA. Truly amazing to see, and to be honest, it's a little spooky. I always expect the UFOs from "First Encounters of the Third Kind" to shoot out of the bottom.



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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 1):
They are soooo not real.

They are really best seen in person. More Info.


User currently offlineFlanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

Amazing!!!! Kinda scary also! In moments like that you realize how insignificant we are compared to nature!


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User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

Hi guys.

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 1):
They are soooo not real.



Quoting Christa (Reply 2):
They look like something out of Mario Land..



Quoting Matt27 (Reply 3):
Or from some recent Disney film.



Quoting KiwiNanday (Reply 5):
Those are real clouds, but if my memory serves, those clouds appear only in storms that generate tornadoes.

>> AR1300, actually they are real. Very real. They're also very rare to see.

I've seen them before with my own eyes a few times, but, they were no where near as defined and awsome looking as the clouds in those photos.

>> Christa & Matt27, I think they look like part of something's anatomy!

>> KiwiNanday, I'm glad you know they're real. Regarding tornados, in the section below the main photos called .... READ ABOUT Mammatus Clouds .... it states:

"Sometimes very ominous in appearance, mammatus clouds are harmless and do not mean that a tornado is about to form; a commonly held misconception. In fact, mammatus are usually seen after the worst of a thunderstorm has passed."

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 4):
I guess their scientific name really does fit!!

>> PPVRA, I agree. I never knew there was a scientific connection between clouds & boobs!  Silly


Chris  Smile



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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Hell, I did some research and you are right.They are so weird and amazing that look fake.Great thing to see in person.

Mike



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User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

Hi guys.

>> 4holer, ShyFlyer & Flanker, I'm sure you guys did the same as I when you saw mammatus clouds above you ........ you just stood there "Mesmerized", and stared!

Here's more of these clouds from the photographer's website (click on the Mammatus Slide Show).

http://www.jornolsen.com


Chris  Smile



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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Quoting Mr Spaceman (Reply 11):
you just stood there "Mesmerized", and stared!

That and I had goosebumps! Sadly, I've only seen them once.


User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3028 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

Quoting Mr Spaceman (Reply 11):
you just stood there "Mesmerized", and stared!

Close! I was driving during the Flagstaff ones and had to pull over to keep from crashing. For the Pittsburgh ones, I called every friend, relative, neighbor, bartender, well, everyone I could think of and told them to go outside and look!
Again, great looking pics of great looking clouds!



Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

Quoting Mr Spaceman (Thread starter):
There's also many other cool photos of clouds, tornados, lightning, snow, nature, etc, in the other links.

Nice pics!!!

Phyllis  bouncy 


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 1):
They are soooo not real.

That is exactly what mammatus clouds look like. These just happen to be very good pictures of them. You do not often see them captures so well.

Spectacular shots.

Best place to view them - from the ground!



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User currently offlineTrav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

I was in central Saskatchewan last summer, and right before (or after, can't remember) a thunderstorm a big section of these type of clouds filled the sky... right at sunset. The way they were lit made the sky look like it was on fire. Amazing, really.

User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

Awesome clouds. I also like to see Straddlemenimbly clouds during summer storms. Wink

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 15):

Best place to view them - from the ground!

Have you ever had the chance to fly through or near them? I would imagine not very often, with their close proximity to thunderstorms.

Harry



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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

Those clouds are not fake, they are real. I remember covering it in Metereology. Cumulus Mammatus... Beautiful!

Looks like many boobies and bums in the sky Big grin

Reminds me a bit of the video to the song Boogie Pimps - Somebody To Love



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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Ummm


WOW
I hat ethe fact in this country we just get rain, and a bit mroe rain (guess what its doing outside????)

Those pictures look breathtaking


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Mammatus Clouds usually do signal bad weather such as hail and or tornados. In person they are definitely erie to look at!

User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Awesome pics. I have seen such clouds only once, while driving through Nebraska towards Omaha, though they were not as detailed as these. I guess I even have one or two pics stored somewhere. Oh, and not to forget, those parts of Nebraska were under Tornado Watch the entire day.

User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1262 times:

Clouds excite me.  Smile


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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 23):
Clouds excite me.

Of course they do when you picture filthy images in your mind while looking at them  Wink



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User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 25, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 24):
Of course they do when you picture filthy images in your mind while looking at them

Hey leave me alone man... I ain't picturing anything.



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