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> Possible Wall Cloud?, Photo Taken on July 11, 2008
weather_boy2010
post Jan 7 2009, 09:22 AM
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This was a photo that I took just before we had a damaging wind storm this summer...



I've sent this to the NWS to see if they can figure out if it's a wall cloud or not, and they said they cannot. What does everyone else think it is? I am not positive it's a wall cloud, could just be a scud, but it looks a whole lot like a wall cloud. Thoughts anyone?
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post Jan 7 2009, 11:45 AM
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whatever it is it's pretty wicked looking.


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post Jan 9 2009, 10:00 PM
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QUOTE(weather_boy2010 @ Jan 7 2009, 10:22 AM) *
This was a photo that I took just before we had a damaging wind storm this summer...



I've sent this to the NWS to see if they can figure out if it's a wall cloud or not, and they said they cannot. What does everyone else think it is? I am not positive it's a wall cloud, could just be a scud, but it looks a whole lot like a wall cloud. Thoughts anyone?


It's a scud cloud. If you look around the main scud cloud it's obvious the clouds are moving all in one direction. No rotation around the scud cloud at all.


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post Aug 19 2009, 01:49 AM
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That's just an outflow dominated storm, no chance of it being a wall cloud.

See how it's rather textured and raggedy and out in front of the rain and sort of pushing away?

When you are looking for a wall cloud, it has to be underneath the updraft...usually at the updraft/downdraft interface. Something along the lines of what's in my sig below.

Also keep in mind that wall clouds don't always mean a tornado is imminent, as most storms, at some point, have some sort of a wall cloud. It's when the wall cloud is persistent and rotating, that's when things are getting busy wink.gif

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