Mt. Rainier puts on a show

Our little dry streak is about to come to an end. But if you looked at Mt. Rainier today, you would have known that already.

Take a look at some of these incredible clouds captured over Mt. Rainier today. The one above was taken by Tim Thompson. The one below, by David Embrey:

Those are called “lenticular clouds” They’re caused when the air flow is just right so when it flows over Mt. Rainier, the air gets pushed upward where it cools and condenses into clouds. Depending on how smooth the flow is, you can get some amazing clouds formations as we’ve seen so far today.

It’s usually a sign of rain within 24 hours because typically the moist flow that precedes a storm around here is the perfect set up for these clouds.

Here are some other ones submitted into YouNews:

From YouNews contributor: Corgis4ever in Monroe:

Orca86 from Orting:

User Samich:

“emcleod3” of Gig Harbor:

kazw37 from Orting:

And these two by “Fi-Bll-fe” in Fife:

And these next three are from Peter Murray of Vashon Island:

And finally, one by user “knitterbread”

Story Created: Dec 5, 2008 at 4:36 PM PST

Story Updated: Dec 5, 2008 at 11:30 PM PST

By Scott Sistek

Source: Komo News

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