Cumulonimbus Pics

The following show various Cumulus and Cumulonimbus photographs I've taken:


A towering cumulus (TCU) sprouting up. (Low cloud 2)


This photo shows the above-mentioned TCU after it grew into a cumulonimbus (CB)  (Low cloud 3)



Looking south (from NAS Meridian's airfield) at another TCU. (Low cloud 2)


Looking east.  The TCU from above has become a CB. (Low cloud 3)



Looking north from the airfield with the control tower at the extreme left.  This photo shows a cumulonimbus (CB) with an anvil and some associated cirrus outflow. (Low cloud 9, High cloud 3)


The sunlit back of a fairly large thunderstorm cell, with some TCU trailing behind.  This shot was looking north from the junction of I-20/59 and MS 19/39 in Meridian. (Low cloud 9)


This fairly large CB south of NAS Meridian had tops indicated at over 60,000 feet.


Some Cumulonimbus Mammatus (CBMAM) over the airfield at NAS Meridian.  Mammatus are often an indicator of severe turbulence, and are also commonly associated with severe weather.


A fascinating view of a wall cloud that I saw during a trip hope to Minnesota in July, 2000.  This storm grew out of the same system (but not the same cell) that spawned a killer F4 tornado at Granite Falls, MN the same day.  Here, I was on eastbound I-94, just east of the Brandon exit (Exit 90) in western Douglas County  This particular wall cloud dissipated about 10 minutes after I took this photograph.



The first of a series of three photographs showing a dissipating cumulonimbus east of NAS Meridian near sunset.


The sun has gone down by this point, and with it, the "daytime heating" that supports air-mass thunderstorms such as this one.  You can see the tops of this cell starting to drop, as compared with the first photo.


The CB has dissipated, leaving a mass of cumulus, stratocumulus, and altocumulus.



The first of five photographs showing the turbulent skies often associated with thunderstorms.


Looking west along North Hills St in Meridian at the underside of a "roll cloud".  Roll clouds are often found along the leading edge of a thunderstorm "gust front", where the downdrafts of a thunderstorm rush down towards the underlying land.


This is looking north from the NAS Meridian airfield.


This wild-looking photograph was scanned in black-and-white.


Low-level clouds associated with a late evening thunderstorm.

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