Mammatus Clouds Over Manitoba

My neighbors must think I am mad.



Why? Well, who else would be standing around in their socks on the driveway during a lightning storm, taking pictures of the sky?

Well, me actually (um, you DID see that coming, didn't you?).

Anyway, I HAD to, and I did't give a crap what they thought (well, as long as they didn't think I was trying to take pictures of inside their homes, that is...)

But it's so strange. Last week I read on the net about some rare cloud formations called "Mammatus Clouds". Little did I know that I would spot some over my own home just a few short days later. Tonight I took these photos of the quickly-changing formations; within minutes they were re-shaping, moving, disappearing and re-appearing.

From Wiki: "Sometimes very ominous in appearance, mammatus clouds are harmless and do not mean that a tornado is about to form; a commonly held misconception. In fact, mammatus are usually seen after the worst of a thunderstorm has passed."

Read more about them here.

What a show. Er, the CLOUDS, not me in my socks, during a lightning storm on the driveway taking pictures of the sky.

6 People would rather be commenting:

Maureen said...

BonnieRose said...
those are amazing pics.. wow!!!!!!!

23/6/07 08:20

Maureen said...

Theresa said...
Awesome photos. I'm glad you posted about these, if I'd seen them in the sky I would have sworn the aliens were here to take over, LOL!

23/6/07 09:02

Maureen said...

Vegas Princess said...
Those pictures are incredible! I love when nature wows us.

I found your blog through Critque My Blog and I must say everything he said about your blog is so true. It is a fun read and one I would love to add to my daily collection of blogs I lose myself in.

23/6/07 18:00

Maureen said...

dynamomomof2 said...
those photos are amazing!

24/6/07 07:21

Maureen said...

Jill said...
Yeah well...who WOULDN'T be out in their socks taking pictures of a sky like THAT????!?!?!?

Oh...right...people who didn't want to be sucked up by a tornado...

24/6/07 07:57

Maureen said...

Noelia said...
I have to admit the pics are great! Can't imagine that it got worse after reading your most recent post. Luckily no one was killed when it developed into a tornado. Scary stuff!

24/6/07 21:20

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