Rare Mammatus Clouds

CRAZY! Rare mammatus clouds over Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Tuesday.

Credit: Jonathan Bradshaw

In Pensacola FL a few weeks ago!

Credit: Emily Richey

I live in Tulsa also!!! Rode out the storm in a closet while FaceTime with my daughter and granddaughter down in Glenpool while they were in their closet eating chicken! Only in Oklahoma!!

Credit: Shiela Bennett

“Mammatus are most often associated with anvil clouds and also severe thunderstorms. They often extend from the base of a cumulonimbus, but may also be found under altostratus, and cirrus clouds, as well as volcanic ash clouds. When occurring in cumulonimbus, mammatus are often indicative of a particularly strong storm.”

Information about these clouds:

“Mammatus (mamma or mammatocumulus), meaning “mammary cloud”, is a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud, typically cumulonimbus rainclouds, although they may be attached to other classes of parent clouds. The name mammatus is derived from the Latin mamma (meaning “udder” or “breast”).”

“We had them in various hues of eerie sepia then bright white with blue sky…last night 2/28 in Owasso, Oklahoma”

Credit: Amey Jo Jones

Tulsa OK 4/28/2020 Clouds seen.

Credit: Elizabeth Plumhoff

Houston,Texas Clouds

Credit: Adalberto Arguelles
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