Altocumulus Lenticularis from Kansas

July 28, 2008


Provided and Copyright by: Doug Zubenel, OwlEye Mobile Observatory
Summary Author and Editor: Doug Zubenel

On February 27, 2008 I happened to step outside and noticed clouds overhead that looked like they were out of focus. As they moved eastward, I could see that they were altocumulus lenticularis clouds. Known also as wave-form clouds, they’re most often seen along mountain ranges. I can count the number of times on one hand that I've seen them here in eastern Kansas over the past quarter century. These eye-catching clouds typically form over elevated terrain but can be observed hundreds of miles from where they initially took shape.