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    PHOTOS: 'Bizarre Beautiful' Clouds Hover Over Atlanta, Resemble a Roller Coaster

    By By Meghan Evans, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist
    March 01, 2014, 1:27:38 AM EST

    Commuters stuck in traffic were busy snapping pictures of choppy, wavelike clouds that were suspended over the Atlanta skyline early Tuesday morning.

    The clouds, referred to as asperatus clouds by meteorologists, are sometimes very ominous in appearance, but they do not necessarily indicate stormy weather.

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    "Asperatus clouds form on the outside of precipitation areas, where the rain attempts to invade dry air," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist and Social Media Coordinator Jesse Ferrell said.

    Only a trace of rain fell in Atlanta early Tuesday as rain approached the area and ran into dry air blanketing Georgia.


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