Like that headline? I also thought up the one in this week's AccuWeather.com story about Lenticular Clouds: "Tasmanian... Devilish Lenticular Clouds." The photo that sparked the article was uploaded by ABC, and yes, it was from Tasmania. I thought I'd take this opportunity to showcase some of my photos of what are officially called "Altocumulus Lenticularis." My first favorite shot that I took was on December 22, 2010, from South Nixon Road just a few miles from AccuWeather HQ:
As I said in the article: "Lenticular clouds don't "move" - they are continually reformed over the same location by new air rising up and over a mountain, condensing and producing the clouds." Next up is a photo I took (on 35mm film) in 1992 of lenticular clouds at Mount Mitchell, N.C. (highest point in the East). I remastered this photo from the original film scan and used Oloneo PhotoEngine to reprocess it in HDR, then Adobe Photoshop CS3 to remove dust and scratches. (the original photo is here.
Here's a link to our story, including some lenticular shots from our Photo Gallery (more here) and the Internet in general:
The damage from the Moore, Okla., tornado of May 20, 2013, is incredible. These radar loops show the immensity of the tragic storm.
When I saw that Google had created a 30-year satellite time-lapse of Earth, I knew where the most impressive weather-related animations would be.
Whatever you call them -- "Ice Needling," "Ice Surges," or "Ice Shoves," or "Ice Heaves" -- a phenomenon that I first blogged about in 2009 is back -- with a vengeance!
17 years ago on this date, while I was taking my freshman exams at UNCA, a "cut-off" low was rumored to dump 57" of snow at nearby Mount Pisgah... but is that reading reliable?
Tornado reports and warnings are down for 2013 so far, and the last 12 months, but what about severe-thunderstorm-warned areas and lightning strikes?
The last two weeks have featured no less than four storm days, one with four storms, here in Central Pennsylvania and I've taken some neat pictures.