I thought I would share one more image from my recent storm chasing venture. The clouds in this image are called Mammatus Clouds and usually associated with severe thunderstorms. Wikipedia has the following definition:
Mammatus, also known as mammatocumulus (meaning “mammary cloud” or “breast cloud”),is a meteorological term applied to a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud. The name mammatus, derived from the Latin mamma (meaning “udder” or “breast”), refers to a resemblance between the characteristic shape of these clouds and the breast of a woman.
I’ve only seen these type of clouds when tornados or tornado type activity has passed through an area. They are so different than the normal “fluffy” clouds we see that I thought they were worth sharing.