Rare clouds spotted in Baton Rouge Saturday
Prior to the rain showers that fell on Saturday Morning, many captured a strange phenomenon in the sky. In Baton Rouge, several noted an odd, rolling blanket covering the sky.
Known as “undulatus asperatus” clouds, these agitated cloud formations are slated to become the first new classification in the International Cloud Atlas since the 1950s. The Cloud Appreciation Society first began campaigning for a new designation in 2011. The rise of digital photography and social media plus the viral nature of undulatus asperatus cloud pictures really helped the crusade gain traction.
Little is understood about what causes them, however, meteorologists believe it is the result of wind shear at the base of the cloud causing well-defined wave-like structures. The process is similar to that which forms mammatus clouds.
Photo credits: @realitybias, @doughardy31, @jasonramezan, @tizywizy on Twitter.
Anytime you see weather happening, send it in to us on Twitter @2StormView or email email@example.com!
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Residents gather to help high crime rate community
Body of dentist found after deadly False River boating crash: 2 killed,...
Waffle House shooting leaves teen dead, 2 others hurt in Ascension
Raging car fire caught on video at Siegen Lane intersection
Coast Guard rescues 7 people, dog from burning boat in gulf
Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn
VIDEO: Former Saints and Tiger Devery Henderson talks about the difference between...
New NCAA rules tweak opens door for more SEC dominance
VIDEO: Devery Henderson Talk about Bluegrass Miracle and the Saints "Rebirth game"
VIDEO: Former Tigers and Saints receiver Devery Henderson talks with Corey Rholdon...