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   Undertoad  Sunday Jun 25 12:42 PM

6/25/2006: Rare cloud formation over Iowa

The clouds covered everywhere and roiled and boiled and moved like ocean waves. They said it looked like Independence Day, or massive sand dunes in the sky. I say... Iowa, you have been goatse'd by nature!

Local TV KCRG has a larger gallery of 16 great images of this phenomenon, which they say "looks like severe weather but isn't". Apparently these "wave clouds" (Wikipedia entry) are more commonly seen over mountainous areas, but somehow wound up getting created over flatlands in this case, which led to people getting all excited and taking pictures of the sky.

At that story link, check out the "Time Lapse of Wave Clouds" video - that's the most mind-boggling vision of what they were seeing, and really shows why they thought it was aliens.

xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jun 25 01:38 PM

It must have fairly widespread because several people have posted pictures of it on Wunderground the last few days.

rkzenrage  Sunday Jun 25 04:34 PM

End days!

richlevy  Monday Jun 26 01:04 AM

This is your planet.

This is your planet on drugs.

Griff  Monday Jun 26 07:09 AM

Originally Posted by rkzenrage
End days!
Cool! Do you realize how many generations of people weren't here to catch the end of the show?

LabRat  Monday Jun 26 11:02 AM

See, we have more than corn and hog manure!! Cool stuff occasionally happens here too!

MaggieL  Monday Jun 26 11:10 AM

When you're learing to fly, you're taught all about mountain wave because it can kill you. If this is all it takes to convince Iowans that they're being invaded by aliens, then we now have the explanation for a lot of UFO reports. :-)

xoxoxoBruce  Monday Jun 26 08:10 PM

Originally Posted by LabRat
See, we have more than corn and hog manure!! Cool stuff occasionally happens here too!
But like everything else that's cool, it was just passing by.

LabRat  Tuesday Jun 27 12:26 PM


Elspode  Wednesday Jun 28 01:01 PM

Iowa got bored, so it did The Wave?

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