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Old 06-15-2009, 01:02 AM   #1
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June 15, 2009: Asperatus

I'm sure you know that different types of clouds have official names like cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and nimbus.
I think we discussed the mammatus clouds, that look like mammaries, here before.
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Whipped into fantastical shapes, these clouds hang over the darkening landscape like the harbingers of a mighty storm.
But despite their stunning and frequent appearances, the formations have yet to be officially recognised with a name.
They have been seen all over Britain in different forms - from Snowdonia to the Scottish Highlands - and in other parts
of the world such as New Zealand, but usually break up without producing a storm. And some experts believe the stormy
weather phenomenon deserves its very own classification. Experts at the Royal Meteorological Society are now attempting
to make it official by naming it 'Asperatus' after the Latin word for 'rough'.


I think is an excellent idea... have as many different types of clouds defined and named as possible.
That way Scholars, Scientists, Meteorologists and Weather(wo)men, can communicate sightings and their consequences.

I say old chap, did you see the Asperatus formations last evening?
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Yo dude, didja see them fuckin' clouds lasnite?

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Old 06-15-2009, 01:47 AM   #2
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I only have one problem with that name.




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Old 06-15-2009, 09:20 AM   #3
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We'd freak out if we saw clouds like that in my neighborhood. For clouds that rarely produce storms, they sure look scary as hell.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:34 AM   #4
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makes me want to lie down on my back and look up at em.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:35 AM   #5
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I thought this was about asparagus, too.


that first cloud looks like god is frowning down on that village, getting ready to smite it and smite it good.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:13 AM   #6
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Asperatus sounds like a star machine or a bronchitis medicine. Snowdonia sounds more impressive, and we can pretend it means "clouds forming stalactites way up there".
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:23 AM   #7
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Asperatus... wasn't he that user from PD who tried to troll us?
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:17 PM   #8
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no UT - that was Asparagus
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:04 PM   #9
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Don't be castin' asparagus, I mean aspersions, at Asperatus.
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:40 PM   #10
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LJ, You captured my view of clouds perfectly.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:21 PM   #11
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Don't be castin' asparagus, I mean aspersions, at Asperatus.
I cast asparagus just as far away as I can...
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:28 PM   #12
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Yum Asparagus! Love those clouds too, but without the Asparagus superimposed on them. Those can go on my plate.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:57 PM   #13
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I cast asparagus just as far away as I can...
Me too! BLECHHHHHHHHHHHHH

And brussels sprouts, and cauli-whatsit, and broccoli, and cabbage, and and and...
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:42 PM   #14
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The funnel cloud thingie right behind the boob looks like a wicked pig snout.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:31 PM   #15
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makes me want to lie down on my back and look up at em.
I read the words, but heard my girlfriend's voice.
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