To Mammatus or not? This cluster sure looks like a true Mammatus cloud. The photo was taken a couple years, maybe three ago from the tiny patio of my apartment.

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  1. Looks close if not the real thing. I’d call it that. I think they are among the scary clouds on might see. I almost expect an alien mother ship to pop out of them! LOL!

    • I like your analogy Doug! They are actually harmless, a rare sight and very cool looking!

      • This time of year the clouds are pretty dramatic and potentially ominous. I think you, on the desert, and me, on the high plains, probably see the clouds more and respond to them more than people who lack the dramatic landscape on top of the clouds to contemplate.

        • I agree Doug! Those clouds that seem to be at 5K above us or so in Michigan are so much closer here than there. My home is at 2800 foot ASL. And this is the High Desert, both have got to play into the photos and the way they look to us sans the camera.

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