Do you remember learning about clouds in school when you were little? Everyone remembers cirrus, nimbus, cumulus, and stratus. Everyone has heard of cumulonimbus–those are the huge, towering clouds that are often associated with super-cells and thunderstorms. Fortunately for us, we had a rather mild year of that kind of weather this year, here in Alabama.
Every so often, someone sends a picture of weird, dramatic cloud formations to the local weather gurus like this one:
Today, I saw this photo posted on our local celebrity meteorologist James Spann’s Facebook page:
Doesn’t that look like the neighborhood is about to get sucked up? Weird. It’s called an Undulatus Asperatus cloud. Huh? That’s what I said! Never heard of it. Turns out, it’s a fairly new classification that I read about at The Cloud Appreciation Society‘s website. Seriously, there is a society for that. Maybe I should join this one. Hmmmm….