UPDATE 6/17/2010: A new photo of cloud tendrils has shown up on the Gallery from Oklahoma.
He also took this timelapse video:
Of course, Ron asked what this was exactly but I'm not sure I can answer. The best description I can come up with is "cloud tendrils." It doesn't look like the normal torn, choppy dark scud clouds that you might see rising into a thunderstorm gust front. It is reminiscent of the photos of ocean-effect snow caught in the act from North Carolina last November, but Ron didn't have the kind of temperature contrast that Buz did then. What Ron did have was unusually high dew points for southwest PA - something that, when combined with a gust front, has caused interesting effects before, such as his famous "rolling fog" video (I think you may actually see a tiny bit of rolling fog if you watch closely in the lower left hand corner of his video above).
When I have time I'll upload a radar loop of this event, if I have one. If you have any ideas on what exactly we're seeing here, let us know by leaving a Comment below.
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