Lenticulars, Mt. Rainier, Washington  These are classic lenticular shapes, often referred to as "UFOs." Going by my Flickr search, they're somewhat more common than average around Rainier.    Photo: Tim Thompson

Are those UFOs near that mountain? No -- they are multilayered lenticular clouds. Moist air forced to flow upward around mountain tops can create lenticular clouds. Lenticular clouds form near Mt.

Liberte Sua Mente: Cloudships: naves disfarçadas visitam a Terra ?

Image: © glynn hubbard UFO Landing Clouds These lenticular clouds, known locally to New Zealanders as ‘pets’, look more like a mass landing of UFOs to us.

Gary Allen-  Every storm runs out of rain

There Came a Wind (Wisconsin storm) by Phil~Koch. Green sky usually means perfect conditions for a tornado.

mammatus clouds-idaho

Mammatus Eruption by Zack Schnepf on Wheat field, Palouse, Washington It looks like cotton in the sky?

I could stare at photos of clouds or the real things for ages #inspirecreatesharecomp #SUavidcrafter

The higher the clouds, the more chance of a tornado. Read an article on cumulous cloud formation.

The Sky Is Falling In Bozeman, Montana - Stunning And "Unusual" Shelf Cloud Formation-- Oct. 1, 2013

The Celestial Convergence weather phenomenon: Bozeman, Montana - stunning and unusual shelf cloud formation looks like giant waterfall.

Rows & flows of angel's hair  And ice cream castles in the air  And feather canyons everywhere  I've looked at clouds that way.  --Joni Mitchell

I absolutely love clouds. It's a good thing I really don't have time to just stare into the sky. My camera and I would be making beautiful "the Skys the Limits" photography" and TONS of it!

Lightning teams up with raindrops to help transform the air into fertilizer

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