Raging Mammatus

Van Coleman

Ashland, United States

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Raging Mammatus clouds moving into my area on Good Friday before Easter. These amazing clouds changed into so many different, brilliant shades as they danced before the setting sun. I am blessed to have actually witnessed such rage and beauty! The Storms Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Oklahoma had issued the second TORNADO WATCH of the year for our area in northeastern Kentucky.

At first I could not behold my eyes as these beautiful Mammatus clouds began to make their grand entrance in the skies overhead! At first they were a “brilliant” white with silver rings around them, then they changed into hues and shades of gray, silver, blue, pink and purple as they entered before the setting sun.

This was the most spectacular sight of Mammatus I have ever seen before; I have hundreds of pictures of Mammatus, but nothing as striking as these in my collections! As a Stormchaser as well as a Photographer, I must add that even a Tornado could not have been as fabulous and exciting as these Raging Mammatus clouds were that very day!!

Various pictures of these Mammatus clouds I shot on Good Friday, right before Easter, have been shown on National television here in the USA, and one of them won an international award. A few of these have been selected and placed in several photographic anthologies and distributed world-wide.

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