Get outta here.You shopped that.
Ed, No way man, click the picture to see it comes from APOD. :)I don't even know how to shop... :)
I looked into the clouds and saw a giant abacus. Then I read what you saw. I think we both may need therapy and a vacation.
DeBlade, Your analysis is sound. Therapy and Vacation. Oh yea.
The meteorologist from the morning show on HLN is also fond of these clouds and the southwestern haboobs, too. It must be a guy thing :) In all seriousness, the picture you provided is an amazing example of mammatus clouds.
Cube, It must be a guy thing. If only I could squeeze them.... APOD has cool stuff all the time. Mostly space but the occasional Earth bound rarity.
I have never seen clouds like that EVER! Have any of YOU in real life?? They really ARE called MAMMATUS? I thought you made it up, like MAMMARY....Mammogram, Mammo..whatever that deals with breasts! THAT IS POSITIVELY HILARIOUS!MAMMATUS!! HA!
Z! Real deal. I have not seen these in real life myself. I've had some dreams of course. Yea Mammory clouds. Like a calendar that starts with Mammuary !hahaha
It kind of gives all new meaning to those cute pictures we see of little boys who've thrown their bike to the ground and got on their backs on the grass, with a piece of hay between their teeth and arms crossed under their heads......I used to think they were pondering life. Stupid ME :-)
Z, I cannot tell a lie. I've seen some very hot looking clouds.
So have I. 'Hot' is relative ;)
Cube. Lol. Yes, definitely relative.
I've seen them in flight once...but several times down here in FlaDuh. They're a sign of some serious weather forming too.
IMP, There are definitely some very interesting could types.