Squall line and whale's mouth cloud - Leedey, Oklahoma
Squall line and whale's mouth cloud - Leedey, Oklahoma

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Caption   A well-developed whale's mouth cloud associated with a rapidly advancing squall line is seen above a gravel road near Leedey, Oklahoma, on the afternoon of May 16, 2015. Whale's mouth clouds form when cold air from a thunderstorm flows underneath and lifts warm, moist air surrounding the storm. The boundary between the warm and cold air is very turbulent, which gives the cloud its gnarled appearance.
Photo Id   w4683-99a7-78337
Date and Time   May 16, 2015   4:59 PM
Location   Leedey, Oklahoma
latitude 35° 50' 26.3" N       longitude 99° 28' 47.4" W
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Keywords   whales mouth, whales mouth cloud, squall line, storm, thunderstorm, clouds, weather, Leedey, Roll, Camargo, Hammon, Oklahoma, OK, Roger Mills County, rural, farm, road, blue, gray, dramatic, danger, dangerous, ominous, menacing, threatening, frightening, risk, peril, hazard
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