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Bizarre 'Roll Cloud' Seen Over Texas Today
Reaganite Republican ^ | May 31, 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 05/31/2012 9:57:51 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican

This is pretty wild...


A phenomenon known as a 'roll cloud' -a very rare form of Arcus cloud- was seen in eastern Texas early this morning...
it's formed when a cool outflow of air from a substantial thunderstorm jets-out ahead of the system in a rotating rope that can run 50 miles long...






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KTLV-TV   Wikipedia  h/t Doug Welch


TOPICS: Science; Weather; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cloud; roll; rollcloud; strange; texas

1 posted on 05/31/2012 9:57:59 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Very cool..


2 posted on 05/31/2012 9:58:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Reaganite Republican

Wicked!


3 posted on 05/31/2012 10:00:22 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: SatinDoll; Sacajaweau

I’ve honestly never heard of such a thing until today... my friend down there saw it


4 posted on 05/31/2012 10:01:56 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: SatinDoll
I am surprised the space alien nut cases have not come out in force declaring this some type of alien invasion tactic.
5 posted on 05/31/2012 10:02:45 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Not “very rare.”


6 posted on 05/31/2012 10:02:59 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: Reaganite Republican

Obama’s choom trail from the Tyranny Campaign bus.


7 posted on 05/31/2012 10:03:42 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Reaganite Republican

Cool! Wish I’d have seen it in person.


8 posted on 05/31/2012 10:04:25 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Reaganite Republican
My bro is a weather freak...and was in shipping for a long time. He'll love this....

Our local weathermen are obsessed so I'm sure they'll mention it.

9 posted on 05/31/2012 10:04:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: fwdude

That was my take. I grew up in Tulsa and have seen those a lot over the decades.


10 posted on 05/31/2012 10:04:57 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Whoa! awesome. Never have seen this before. Thanks for posting.


11 posted on 05/31/2012 10:06:52 AM PDT by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: MrEdd; fwdude

I’m certainly no meteorologist, but shelf clouds are unusual and according to Wikipedia roll clouds are ‘rare’ relative the the genre


12 posted on 05/31/2012 10:07:45 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: RetiredArmy

Oh course it’s not alien! It’s global warming!!!


13 posted on 05/31/2012 10:08:48 AM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: RetiredArmy

LOL!


14 posted on 05/31/2012 10:09:56 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Headed my way...


15 posted on 05/31/2012 10:10:51 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: RetiredArmy
"I am surprised the space alien nut cases have not come out in force declaring this some type of alien invasion tactic."

I never thought of that. Now I know what's inside that roll cloud. Thank you for warning us.

16 posted on 05/31/2012 10:11:04 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: Sacajaweau

In Fort Worth I woke up this morning hearing a sound like it was severely high winds outside.... a constant sound. Then realized that it was thunder. Strange


17 posted on 05/31/2012 10:13:22 AM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: Reaganite Republican

I stood right under one of these back in the early 70’s. It happened in Md. Stretched from horizon to horizon. I just stood there in awe watching it come on.

I ran the heck into the house when it got overhead! Stuff was flying everywhere. I’ll never forget it.


18 posted on 05/31/2012 10:13:42 AM PDT by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: Reaganite Republican

19 posted on 05/31/2012 10:15:45 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I have however seen a roll of White Cloud before...


20 posted on 05/31/2012 10:28:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Reaganite Republican
Have same them before, the color contrast is awesome.
You just know things are fixing to get a little *airish* and wet, LOL.
21 posted on 05/31/2012 10:29:17 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

bttt


22 posted on 05/31/2012 10:29:27 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Reaganite Republican

We had a small roll cloud come through shooting lightning out the front. It looked like a battle ship. Really neat.


23 posted on 05/31/2012 10:33:27 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: rbbeachkid

It could be climate change. I’m sure Bush, Th Koch brothers or Rush had something to do with it. I’ll be this is all a trick to keep democrat voters disenfranchised.


24 posted on 05/31/2012 10:45:55 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Reaganite Republican
I've seen these several times over the years, most recently in Virginia in 2007. It's a boundary layer effect along a gust front that can extend miles away from the parent storm and persist even after the storm dissipates.

The time I saw it in VA the knuckleheads on local radio were reporting it to be a tornado.

25 posted on 05/31/2012 10:47:01 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: Reaganite Republican

Thanks for posting the pictures. I’ve never seen such a thing!


26 posted on 05/31/2012 10:48:30 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Photobucket I don't know why but Roll Clouds make me hungry.
27 posted on 05/31/2012 10:51:14 AM PDT by backspace (Please don't laugh at my tagline)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Sometimes a cloud is just a cloud.


28 posted on 05/31/2012 10:58:01 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: RetiredArmy

This...

29 posted on 05/31/2012 11:07:43 AM PDT by Noumenon (If people saw socialists for what they truly are, slaughter would ensue - in self-defense.)
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To: SatinDoll

Saw one a couple years ago as it slowly moved overhead. It was a slowly rotating hollow tube several miles long. Very impressive.


30 posted on 05/31/2012 11:13:55 AM PDT by AceMineral (Will work for money.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Whoa! That’s cool and creepy!


31 posted on 05/31/2012 11:15:58 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Noumenon

I wonder if this guy knows how ridiculous he looks. I thought he was a parody of the Aliens show. I noticed, although he was wearing the same clothese during the various comments he made, sometimes his hair was pulled out more than other times.


32 posted on 05/31/2012 11:44:51 AM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Hmmm...was it hiding a 15 mile wide alien ship?


33 posted on 05/31/2012 11:47:10 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: DallasDeb

Thing about ‘ol Georgio is that he’s got a shtick that he’s managed to parlay into a nice living. Chick magnet? I’m guessing not so much.

I mean, how do you sit without laughing uncontrollably, across the dinner table from someone who looks like they’ve got a predilection for putting their fingers into electric sockets?


35 posted on 05/31/2012 12:42:27 PM PDT by Noumenon (If people saw socialists for what they truly are, slaughter would ensue - in self-defense.)
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To: davisfh
Now I know what's inside that roll cloud.

Creamy nougat.

36 posted on 05/31/2012 12:46:18 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

cool


37 posted on 05/31/2012 12:55:20 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: SatinDoll; Sacajaweau; Reaganite Republican
Flew through one of those once in a Piper Seneca, back in about 1995, right over east Houston, coming back from the field. Very scary to look at but the pilot knew what he was doing. We flew into it and got a lifting feeling, like an elevator, and then a sinking, and then we were out of it and in heavy rain.

Fascinating, as Leonard Nimoy would say.

38 posted on 05/31/2012 2:18:49 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Reaganite Republican

In Texas? Bush’s fault!


39 posted on 05/31/2012 2:20:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Reaganite Republican; Dutch Boy

See all the cameras on the intersection light supports.


40 posted on 05/31/2012 2:22:54 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Revolting cat!
It's nice to know Bush still has some fans out there.

Are you guys going to do a "Day in the life of Romney" thread?

41 posted on 05/31/2012 2:28:05 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DallasDeb
...although he was wearing the same clothese during the various comments he made, sometimes his hair was pulled out more than other times.

For better or worse, he's now made his mark in the world with that ridiculous hair do. He's stuck with it, now. Sorta like this guy...



42 posted on 05/31/2012 5:26:32 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Saw one of those on a boat out in the Gulf of Mexico sailing from Key West to the Dry Tortugas. Kinda scary.


43 posted on 05/31/2012 7:50:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: RetiredArmy

Probably one of those things the Trekkies call “The Nexus”...

Still, it’s a prety neat weather phenomen...pheno...uhhh...we’allll, you know whut Ah mean...;-)


44 posted on 05/31/2012 9:19:33 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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