Michael Lapeyre wrote: <Snip> I don't know Michael but in my flight weather school they just showed us the picture with the caption "Land or Bailout!"
These pillows are actually the bottoms of air circulations that are taking frozen water droplets back up to collect more water, freeze some more and grow into hail stones that will eventually fall to earth. The core of these circulations often shift from horizontal to vertical and form tornados. When they do, the hail falls. This is why hail is often a sign of emerging tornados. Jim Gundlach On Apr 6, 2005, at 5:04 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote: <Snip> "The espresso machine is an accessory to the grinder, not the other way around."
Oh-uh. Looks like we have a weather geek duel here. I stand by my claim that they are mammatus because he said it was "after my storm", so a big honking cumulonimbus is probably nearby.
because he said it was "after my storm",.... == It's all objective. before the storm..... after the storm... it all depends on which side of the cloud formation you are standing on. Aaron
Ah, I did not read, you are right if it is after the storm, if the storm was coming, the hail would be forming. I grew up in Oklahoma and the hail pillows were always a warning to head for the storm cellar. jim gundlach On Apr 6, 2005, at 5:38 PM, Michael Lapeyre wrote: <Snip> "The espresso machine is an accessory to the grinder, not the other way around."
yup... hehe YYEEE HAA FOR TORNADO ALLY OKLAHOMA!! lol Dennis On Apr 6, 2005, at 5:30 PM, Pecan Jim Gundlach wrote: <Snip>
well.. it had just past us here... it was very tornadic and I have seen plenty of mammatus and these were similar but just alittle different.. I mean in real..they looked like SURREAL lek silky microfoam 800pt Egyptian cotton and silk all rolled into 1 and glowing that deep blue... illuminecent and probably the but end of a cumulonimbus to the stratosphere! hehe KEWL STUFF!! if Oklahoma has anything.. its KEWL STORMS!! )) Dennis Parham On Apr 6, 2005, at 5:43 PM, Aaron wrote: <Snip>
Today we were out on the lake fishing, and about noon one of my friends mom called. She and her husband had just got to Oklahoma along I-40 heading to Ohio in their fifth-wheel from AZ.. They had seen a couple of trucks blown over and luckily decided to stop in time. Said the weather was nasty, but not to worry. PeterZ Enjoying hot sunny weather today, here in LHC. Dennis Parham wrote: <Snip>
<Snip> That was exactly my response to your amazing pictures, Dennis...they were like fantasy paintings. Very KEWL indeed, thanks. Gene Smith riding the wild learning curve, in Houston
just another day in Oklahoma ;-) hehe Dennis Parham On Apr 6, 2005, at 7:03 PM, petzul wrote: <Snip>