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Photo of lenticular clouds over Mt. Rainier on Dec. 5, 2008. (Photo courtesy: Tim Thompson)

Photo of lenticular clouds over Mt. Rainier on Dec. 5, 2008. (Photo courtesy: Tim Thompson)

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Once in a lifetime shot, a tornado clashes with a rainbow.

Once in a lifetime shot, a tornado clashes with a rainbow.

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Angel

Spinning cloud - Altocumulus lenticuris, Palm Desert, California.

Spinning cloud - Altocumulus lenticuris, Palm Desert, California.

Undulatus asperatus clouds over Schiehallion, Perthshire

A new cloud on the horizon

Undulatus asperatus clouds over Schiehallion, Perthshire

. Lenticular cloud, Fuji, Japan.

. Lenticular cloud, Fuji, Japan.

Good god, clouds are awesome. Lenticular clouds are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally aligned at right-angles to the wind direction. They can be alto-, strato- or cirrocumulus standing lenticular. (I think these are CCSL). Where stable moist air flows over a mountain or a range of mountains, a series of large-scale standing waves may form on the downwind side (like our Chinook winds.) Then, if the temp is below the dew point: magic! Lenticular clouds! (or…

Good god, clouds are awesome. Lenticular clouds are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally aligned at right-angles to the wind direction. They can be alto-, strato- or cirrocumulus standing lenticular. (I think these are CCSL). Where stable moist air flows over a mountain or a range of mountains, a series of large-scale standing waves may form on the downwind side (like our Chinook winds.) Then, if the temp is below the dew point: magic! Lenticular clouds! (or…

A large circular cloud (Altocumulus lenticularis) forms over Campbell Mesa, which has numerous trails to mountain bike and hike on.

A large circular cloud (Altocumulus lenticularis) forms over Campbell Mesa, which has numerous trails to mountain bike and hike on.

magical stones, no one knows exactly how it happened but these stones move by itself! Search in google images for "moving stones" very strange!

magical stones, no one knows exactly how it happened but these stones move by itself! Search in google images for "moving stones" very strange!

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