Hole punch cloud - Gainesville, Florida
Hole punch cloud - Gainesville, Florida

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Caption   A hole punch cloud appears over Gainesville, Florida, on February 8, 2012. Hole punch clouds, also know as fallstreak holes, occur when supercooled water vapor clouds experience a runaway conversion to ice crystals. The instigating event is often the passage of an aircraft through the cloud.
Photo Id   w0672-5df3-accab
Date and Time   February 8, 2012   12:14 PM
Location   Gainesville, Florida
latitude 29° 36' 6.1" N       longitude 82° 25' 8.8" W
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Keywords   hole punch cloud, fallstreak hole, cloud hole, weather, ice, crystals, water, Gainesville, FL, Florida, United States
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