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These seemingly ominous clouds are called 'mammatus clouds' and are formed by sinking air. Have you ever seen a cloud formation like this one?

Mammatus Clouds, Nebraska, From kulfoto.com  via Kristi Rolbiecki

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These unusual clouds are called lenticular clouds because of their lens-like shape and they tend to form at high altitudes, normally aligned at right-angles to the wind direction.    They have often been mistaken for UFOs in the past, due to their odd shape, but they are becoming more common these days. They are indeed another of mother nature’s wonders, truly a sight to behold!

These unusual clouds are called lenticular clouds because of their lens-like shape and they tend to form at high altitudes, normally aligned at right-angles to

Megapost de Nubes Raras - Taringa!

Megapost de Nubes Raras

These are Mammatus clouds, aptly named for their resemblance to udders. It's still not well understood how they actually form.

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“Extremely well developed mammatus clouds bubble downward from the anvil in NW Oklahoma in June Photo by Gene Rhoden

Roll cloud

The roll cloud is a subtype of arcus cloud - the funnel is horizontal and does not connect to the ground.The other subtype of arcus is a shelf cloud, which also often appear to precede storm fronts.

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South Dakota, US: Mammatus clouds over South Dakota. Mammatus is a meteorological term applied to a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud Photograph: Science Photo Library / Rex Feat/Science Photo Library / Rex Fea

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