Mammatus

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NOTE: this does not refer to Mammatus, but rather to mammatus, a cloud formation characterized by a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud.

Mammatus formations are often harbingers of strong thunderstorms, or tornadoes. No tornadoes were spotted nearby. In case you wondered.

near Abiquiu, New Mexico
photographed 7.2.2014

Posted on December 9, 2014, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Wow… that is a powerful sky!

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  2. Brett L. Erickson

    But it was a heckuva storm. 🙂

    From: One Day|One Image <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: One Day | One Image <comment+eg51_10c8w9-2fdqq0dkchncd@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 8:02 AM To: Brett Erickson <berickson@hastings.edu> Subject: [New post] Mammatus

    Melinda Green Harvey posted: ” NOTE: this does not refer to Mammatus, but rather to mammatus, a cloud formation characterized by a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud. Mammatus formations are often harbingers of strong thunderstorms, or tornadoes. “

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  3. I’ve rarely seen this type of cloud, but I’ve hear of it., Dramatic image, Melinda

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