Terry Lake Lenticular Clouds

January 06, 2006


Referred by: Marilyn Hunt,

  • Marilyn Hunt Photography
    Summary authors & editors: Marilyn Hunt

    The photo above showing an array of attention-getting lenticular clouds was taken in April of 2005 from the Terry Lake Open Space in Boulder County, Colorado. Though lenticular clouds aren't uncommon above the lee slopes of the Rockies, these wave clouds were extraordinary. Lens-shaped lenticular clouds can form when wherever stable, moist air flows over a mountain range -- moist air is cooled to the dewpoint as it's forced upward. They tend to remain stationary with respect to the underlying terrain.

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