Sunday, January 27, 2013

Anvil Cloud

This powerful cloud was the harbinger of an approaching summer thunderstorm. It has the classic anvil-shaped top, which indicates that the top of the cloud has reached the stratosphere that is six miles above the Earth and also an indication that this cumulonimbus cloud is growing.

If the cloud continues to build it will become a super cell with the possibility of tornadoes and severe weather.

I look for them in the spring and summer months as they are impressive and powerful looking.

Anvil is an appropriate name. When you see an anvil cloud in the sky it's an indication of a storm as tough as steel. And that you might just get hammered.

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