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Kelvin-Helmholtz Wave Clouds

Redditor alison_bee photographed these bizarre clouds over Birmingham, Alabama. I planned to go with the end of the world as an explanation, but another redditor, claiming to be a meteorologist, explains what’s happening in more scientific terms: What is happening is that the nocturnal near-surface layers (lowest 50-100m) of the atmosphere are much more stable than [...]