These crazy-looking clouds recently covered the sky in Saskatchewan. What are they?
These clouds are called mammatus clouds.The rounded and smooth look of mammutus clouds often captivate onlookers. They are often found underneath anvil clouds of severe thunderstorms. Anvil clouds are the flat top of a thunderstorm, or cumulonimbus cloud. It takes a turbulent atmosphere for these clouds to develop. However, mammutus clouds can also form underneath clouds associated with non-severe thunderstorms.
CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) News compiled photos of a recent event where mammutus clouds covered the sky in Saskatchewan.
Following the steam bath of this week, the weather around Washington, D.C., and Baltimore will not be in a hurry to cool down.
Following the steam bath of this week, New York City will catch a break from high humidity Friday and this weekend but not sizzling temperatures.
The greater Los Angeles area is in store for dry weather after a few thunderstorms rumble in spots Thursday evening.
Following the steambath of this week, Philadelphia will catch a break from high humidity Friday and this weekend but not sizzling temperatures.
The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms has expanded to parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
A cold front swinging across the northeastern United States will bring the threat of drenching thunderstorms to end Thursday with less humid air to follow for Friday.
Las Vegas, NV (1998)
2.50 inches of rain in 1 hour.
Greenville, SC (2004)
Heavy rain causes nearby river to crest at 19.2 feet, the second highest crest ever.
"A considerable flood arose unexpectedly which proved detrimental to many in that colony." This was the first of 2 hurricane/floods within 30 days.