You’ve probably seen all of these cloud formations before, but since it’s the weekend, we’d thought it’d be a nice refresher to take your mind off the techie side of things, and let it wander a bit. Starting off, we have a beautiful lenticular cloud formation above. Continue reading to see more.

Formations

Bonus – Roll Cloud Video

A roll cloud is a low, horizontal, tube-shaped, and relatively rare type of arcus cloud. They differ from shelf clouds by being completely detached from other cloud features. Roll clouds usually appear to be “rolling” about a horizontal axis. They are a solitary wave called a soliton, which is a wave that has a single crest and moves without changing speed or shape.

One of the most famous frequent occurrences is the Morning Glory cloud in Queensland, Australia. One of the main causes of the Morning Glory cloud is the mesoscale circulation associated with sea breezes that develop over the Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf of Carpentaria. However, similar features can be created by downdrafts from thunderstorms and are not exclusively associated with coastal regions.

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