Unique clouds create a striped sky over Kansas

Submitted by Stephen Williams of Tecumseh.

If you didn’t get a chance to see the striped sky over Northeast Kansas late Thursday, you missed a beauty!

Submitted by Pam Stokes of Manhattan.
Submitted by Pam Stokes of Manhattan.

 

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.

Submitted by Jenna Hamilton of Silver Lake.
Submitted by Jenna Hamilton of Silver Lake.

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

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