Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The inspiration for this post came from Shazza's amazing storm clouds. We were driving back from a family reunion in August and I spotted these cloud formations. I am such a weather geek that I ordered Doug to pull off the exit so that I could snap more photos. I recalled seeing these beauties way back in a Meteorology 101 textbook. Yes, they were named mammatus because they were thought to resemble mammary glands, as in a cow's udder. (I personally think my mammaries are cuter than the average cow udder, even with the devastating effects of age and gravity). The mammatus are an indication of severe weather. We certainly went through it about 30 minutes down the highway. Click on the photos for a large view.