If you didn’t get a chance to see the striped sky over Northeast Kansas late Thursday, you missed a beauty!
After a cold front swept through the area, the north winds created enough turbulence to create a “ripple effect” quite literally. The clouds developed as the ripples moved upward and cleared as the air moved downward. This created stripes across the sky. This cloud type is not typical, but does happen from time to time. This round just happened to put on quite a show.
Curious about the technical name for these clouds? It’s altostratus undulatus. Now you can impress your friends with that one.
– Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller