We live in a cloudy place, that’s for sure. But every now and again, the sky puts on a show.
Harvey Humchitt Jr took these pics of the cumulonimbus and mammatus clouds from his perch a the Cape Scott Lighthouse.
Cumulonimbus clouds are the tall, towering clouds that sometimes flatten out at the top. They’re also called thunderheads or anvil clouds. They’re the only type of clouds that can produce hail, thunder, and lightning. We’ve had some of that recently, haven’t we!
Mammatus clouds have little pouches that hang from the bottom. They’re normally found at the bottom of the thunderheads. Those pouches are mostly made of ice.