Mr Spaceman
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Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:59 am

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.


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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:06 am

They are soooo not real.  Yeah sure

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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:20 am

They look like something out of Mario Land..

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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:25 am

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

Or from some recent Disney film.
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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:38 am

I guess their scientific name really does fit!!
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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:40 am

Those are real clouds, but if my memory serves, those clouds appear only in storms that generate tornadoes.
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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:47 am

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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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:02 am

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

They are really best seen in person. More Info.
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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:05 am

Amazing!!!! Kinda scary also! In moments like that you realize how insignificant we are compared to nature!
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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:09 am

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


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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:18 am

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

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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:25 am

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


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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:44 am

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

That and I had goosebumps! Sadly, I've only seen them once.
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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:09 pm

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!
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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:02 pm

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!!!

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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:14 pm

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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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:55 pm

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.
 
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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:10 pm

Awesome clouds. I also like to see Straddlemenimbly clouds during summer storms. Wink
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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:14 pm

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.

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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:46 pm

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

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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:05 pm

Ummm


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Those pictures look breathtaking
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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:13 pm

Mammatus Clouds usually do signal bad weather such as hail and or tornados. In person they are definitely erie to look at!
 
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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:29 pm

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.
 
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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:44 pm

Clouds excite me.  Smile
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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:59 pm

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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RE: Spectacular Clouds Over Nebraska - Photos!

Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:03 pm

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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