Rare Wave-Like Cloud Formations Just Appeared Over Virginia And The Effect Is Mesmerizing
Those who have lived in Virginia for long enough know that when it comes to the weather, you should always expect the unexpected.
That rule of thumb became all-too relevant recently when an unbelievably rare cloud formation known as Kelvin-Helmholtz instability waves appeared in the sky over Smith Mountain Lake. As you might imagine, weather conditions have to be just right for these wave-like clouds to appear. Take a look at the incredible photograph below and prepare to be amazed by the stunning perspective of a truly unique phenomenon.
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What are your thoughts on this incredible spotting of Kelvin–Helmholtz instability clouds? Have you ever spotted them before? If so, we’d love to hear from you! For more information about planning a trip to Smith Mountain Lake, you can visit the official website by clicking here.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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