posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 10:50 PM
Spectacular 'cloud tsunami' rolls over Florida high-rise condos
Natalia Jiminez, MSNBC.com
Please take a look at these pictures and tell me what you think. Has anyone seen anything quite like this? Whole story on blog. Whether natural or
man made photos pretty cool.
Helicopter pilot Mike Schaeffer was wrapping up a tour when he spotted this incredible weather phenomenon along the coast of Panama City Beach, Fl. on
Sunday. As soon as he landed, he alerted Panhandle Helicopter owner JR Hott of the "cloud form waves," and together they went up for a better view.
Meteorologist Dan Satterfield explains this occurrence on his blog:
Cool air offshore was very nearly at the saturation point, with a temperature near 20ºC and a dew point of about 19.5ºC. The air at this temperature
can only hold a certain amount of water vapor, and how much it can hold depends heavily on the temperature. If you add more water into the air, a
cloud will form, but you can also get a cloud to form by cooling the air. Drop the temperature, and it can no long hold as much water vapor, so some
of it will condense out and a cloud will form.
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