GUARDIAN Chief Meteorologist Image Signals Cold Front

David R. Frazier, chief meteorologist for the GUARDIAN shares this image made Sunday afternoon when the cold front came in, bringing much needed moisture and this unique cloud formation.

Mammatus Clouds are laden with moisture and are often the precursor to tornadoes in the Midwest.

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  1. Great picture, Mr. Man-of-all-trades!

    Also, I appreciated Mr. J’s comments on the bond issue. He gets my vote.

  2. (Taken from wiki)
    Mammatus, also known as mammatocumulus (meaning “mammary cloud” or “breast cloud”), is a meteorological term applied to a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud. The name mammatus is derived from the Latin mamma (meaning “udder” or “breast”).

    In simple aviator terms: Bumpy cloud = bumpy ride. Smooth cloud = smooth ride.

  3. I saw those on Sunday and thought some HDR tweaking would be dramatic on those clouds.

  4. great shot, you must have a really good camera, or is it a really good eye, I forget……

    EDITOR NOTE—Andrew Wyeth had good brushes too!

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