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On Wednesday, January 22, I was all done snow plowing @3:30 p.m., sky was clear blue, not a cloud. So, I went inside, snow boots off, eating a snack, glanced out my window, and....the sky had exploded with lents,(lenticular clouds) both over Mt. Mitchell and toward Bailey's peak, the usual big lent appearance area of the sky from my view. I decided that, on cue, at 4 o'clock, like a train schedule, they pop up. If I had just trudged up the "back 40"; with camera/tripod in hand, expectin
This animation is an exceptional illustration of the turbulence involved in lenticular clouds. It almost resembled a tornado, when you view the animation, which is made by shooting every 10 seconds for 15 minutes. 01-09-13
Also visible in the background is Mt. Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi River.
Note: I use the term "lent" for the full title of lenticular cloud.
Lenticular cloud over the Black Mountains of North Carolina in a time lapse animation from my father, Doug Sudduth. He took one frame every 10 seconds for 15 minutes and processed using Windows Movie Maker. This illustrates how terrain-oriented lenticular clouds have energy&motion internally.