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Mamatus clouds

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« on: September 10, 2008, 11:22:18 am »

I saw these mamatus clouds forming this morning to my south west.

I quickly ran into the house after a driving lesson at 9am and tried to get a few snaps but the power lines got in the way!!lol

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2008, 12:40:19 pm »

Nice early catch Suart!. Good mammatus  Smiley

Be on the alert today because there's a risk of tornadoes for Ireland/N. Ireland. Radar showing very intense rainfall, any cbs which do form will be in a highly sheared environment. The supercell parameter is also present over much of the country. ESTOFEX have a risk of t-storms over central and western N. Ireland.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2008, 02:04:18 pm »

The last two shots of altostratus with an uneven lower surface are typical of cloud forming in a strong jet stream - a clear indication that rain is not far off. Noticed similar here around about 9am & it was raining by 10....
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