Nature houses many inexplicable events, one of the latest, a horseshoe cloud over Battle Mountain, Nevada. The incredible rarity was posted on Twitter.
The oddity was posted to Twitter by Chrisy Grimes and shared by NWS Elko. The explanation, according to NWS Elko in response to Twitter user Stephanie Abrams as to how this cloud forms;
“Hi Stephanie here’s the explanation on how these clouds are formed. As the updraft pushes flattish cumulus clouds up & a horizontal vortex develops from differential updraft speeds… As the vortex climbs, it’s caught in the faster horizontal winds aloft, and the middle part of the vortex catches the faster speeds with the ends being slower.”
How do you know it’s one of the rarest clouds? Please attach your index of the number of times all humans have seen particular cloud shapes. You know, to support your claim. https://t.co/4qFJHh6Vnb
— JYaws (@UkraineMagic) March 10, 2018
How does this form??? I need to do some research!!!! https://t.co/idIJA34o0a
— Stephanie Abrams (@StephanieAbrams) March 9, 2018
The cloud takes this shape because it's actually in the process of dying ☁️ ?https://t.co/ukEgr8hCo9
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) March 10, 2018
Very interesting to say the least, what say you?