Undulatus Asperatus – Holy Crap Clouds

No new cloud type has been officially classified since 1951 but Gavin Pretor-Pinney who runs the Cloud Appreciation Society believes that there is a new cloud that deserves international recognition. He calls it asperatus, which means rough in Latin. [via]

Top:  Schiehallion, Scotland.
Middle:  Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US.
Bottom:  Hanmer Springs, South Island, New Zealand. [Previously posted here.]

Apparently the unusual cloud formation is benign, not related to precipitation, violent weather or mass extinctions.


Mean Sky_Hypnogoria

If I saw a sky like this, I’d tell Mrs. Strutts and the kids to get in the car as quietly as possible.  Then we’d drive for a few weeks.

[Image from here.]

[Update: Those clouds are called undulatus asperatus – rough and wavy in Latin. More info here.]

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