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Strange Cloud Formation (Sacramento CA)
CBS Local ^ | December 1, 2010

Posted on 12/01/2010 6:48:16 PM PST by TaraP

Viewers sent photos of a strange cloud formation over the Sacramento-area skies Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service says the phenomenon is called a “hole punch cloud,” which are frequently caused by passing jets.



TOPICS: News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: California
KEYWORDS: clouds; missileplume; weather
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1 posted on 12/01/2010 6:48:18 PM PST by TaraP
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To: TaraP

Let me be the first to welcome our new alien overlords. But only if they take back Obama first!


2 posted on 12/01/2010 6:50:33 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: TaraP
Looks like something is coming down from the clouds
3 posted on 12/01/2010 6:50:32 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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4 posted on 12/01/2010 6:50:49 PM PST by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: TaraP

I have a photo of one of these on my cell I took last year that is an almost perfect circle. They aren’t as rare around here this time of year.


5 posted on 12/01/2010 6:50:56 PM PST by mnehring
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To: TaraP

Cool! Sucker hole.


6 posted on 12/01/2010 6:50:59 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: mnehring

I understand quite common over Florida.


7 posted on 12/01/2010 6:52:42 PM PST by steve86
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To: TaraP

Dang another missile launch


8 posted on 12/01/2010 6:52:57 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: mnehring
Looks like Electric Clouds to me before an earthquake... 2 days before the earthquake hit China.
9 posted on 12/01/2010 6:55:44 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

Illeagle fireplace.


10 posted on 12/01/2010 6:56:14 PM PST by silentreignofheroes
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To: steve86

I’ve never seen one in FL.


11 posted on 12/01/2010 6:56:20 PM PST by Reagan69 (Let me know when those health insurance premiums go down.)
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To: TaraP; TXnMA

Must be whur that thur Rocket came down!


12 posted on 12/01/2010 6:57:05 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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13 posted on 12/01/2010 6:59:36 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP; Salamander; Markos33; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
Some years ago, as my son and I were driving, we heard on Chicago morning radio, an individual being interview about clouds.

I will attempt to paraphrase:

"Dude! Like - it's like the clouds? The clouds - you know dude? The clouds are veiled thought forms of what like people - you know Dude? - like what people have in their heads - and like.........wow!........ the thoughts in their heads become these thought forms in the sky - you know?"

While I was typing this post, I thought to search those words and I came up with this blog called "Clouds are Happy Thoughts.

I guess the meme just won't die.
14 posted on 12/01/2010 6:59:54 PM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo lives in someone's head - rent free!)
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To: Reagan69

Me either. I’d love to get a photo of one!


15 posted on 12/01/2010 7:02:35 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: TaraP
Interesting that it happens to occur in the right location for a parhelion, too...
16 posted on 12/01/2010 7:03:44 PM PST by TXnMA (You don't have to be a California Condor expert to recognize a mockingbird when it sings...)
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To: TaraP; ElkGroveDan

This is easy... There is one house in the Sacramento area that hasn’t insulated the attic, right Dan?


17 posted on 12/01/2010 7:05:21 PM PST by tubebender (If you can not read, this thread will tell you how to get help)
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To: TaraP

That’s a contrail from a passenger plane, US Air, I think.


18 posted on 12/01/2010 7:06:46 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (Stimulus ~ Response / "...and that's why the color yellow makes me sad, I think.")
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To: TaraP

Ya see...This is just like that Missile launch in Californy, where that chem-trail was shaped like a con-trail but in reality was an optical lusion, that appeared to be going up but was actually going down and eastbound across the 405 freeway towards Chino...


19 posted on 12/01/2010 7:07:34 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit.)
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To: TaraP

Hot air rising from the legislature.


20 posted on 12/01/2010 7:08:23 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: TaraP
The National Weather Service says the phenomenon is called a “hole punch cloud,” which are frequently caused by passing jets.

That's gotta hurt. Passing jets, I mean. Kind of like a kidney stone cloud, eh?

21 posted on 12/01/2010 7:09:58 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: mnehring

Its their tax dollars going up in smoke.


22 posted on 12/01/2010 7:11:02 PM PST by ully2 (ully)
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To: TaraP

...and if that parhelion had been just a bit more to the left...


23 posted on 12/01/2010 7:11:47 PM PST by TXnMA (You don't have to be a California Condor expert to recognize a mockingbird when it sings...)
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To: TaraP

THis is not a recent photo. I’ve seen it on the Internet for many years.


24 posted on 12/01/2010 7:14:31 PM PST by i_dont_chat ("The Jihadists are coming!" "The Jihadists are coming!" In my best Paul Revere imitation.)
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To: TaraP

Sun dogs.


25 posted on 12/01/2010 7:16:48 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: TaraP

We’re doomed!


26 posted on 12/01/2010 7:18:05 PM PST by irishtenor (All that I say, all that I do, is predestined.)
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To: silentreignofheroes

“Sick Bird Fireplace”?? Really?


27 posted on 12/01/2010 7:18:39 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: shibumi; TaraP


28 posted on 12/01/2010 7:23:36 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: tapatio

They do look similar, don’t they?!!!


29 posted on 12/01/2010 7:24:13 PM PST by momtothree
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To: muawiyah

LOL!!!


30 posted on 12/01/2010 7:24:42 PM PST by TXnMA (You don't have to be a California Condor expert to recognize a mockingbird when it sings...)
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To: TaraP

Corn hole or missile, can’t tell either way.


31 posted on 12/01/2010 7:27:06 PM PST by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: Reagan69

I’ve seen several in Fl just north of Tampa. One was at night, perfect circle, and the moon was visible through it, it just off to one side. On the other side a jet was visible through it leaving a rather normal thin contrail that was lit up beautifully by the moonlight.


32 posted on 12/01/2010 7:27:08 PM PST by piasa
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To: TaraP

Definitely a Chinese missile caused this.


33 posted on 12/01/2010 7:27:42 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: TaraP
That giant sucking sound!"......is Perot in town?
34 posted on 12/01/2010 7:28:02 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Skin-color counters are bigots!!!!!!!!!!....(thanks paulycy))
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To: TaraP
Hole Punch Clouds A “Hole Punch” cloud is a non-technical name given to a cloud formed from an aircraft dissipation hole or trail. They are also called "Punch Hole" clouds. ... http://weatherthings.com/HolePunch.html Yea.....that is what THEY say it is, but there are other things to consider. The cloud in the center could be a cloaking tool. In 1997, I witnessed a similar occurance and after seeing it in real life, I have a very open mind as to what those things can really be.
35 posted on 12/01/2010 7:32:43 PM PST by NorwegianViking
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To: TaraP

Looks the X-37 reentered successfully....


36 posted on 12/01/2010 7:34:08 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: TaraP

saw a horsetail sky once, pretty cool.


37 posted on 12/01/2010 7:35:36 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: NorwegianViking

The recent supposed UFO over O’Hare airport had a ‘hole punch’ opening through which the supposed UFO ascended. I’m betting the holographic UFO projections change the ion state of the air causing clouds to open up hole formations.


38 posted on 12/01/2010 7:38:33 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: TaraP

There were definitely beautiful clouds over Sacramento this evening, I didn’t see this particularly unique occurance but I did observe some fantastic orange/gray clouds that blanketed the sky.


39 posted on 12/01/2010 7:39:41 PM PST by filospinato
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To: TaraP

Ah, the area a micro black hole just passed through on it’s way through the earth. Hopefully it had enough momentum to carry it through the other side and eventually out of our solar system or we’re toast...


40 posted on 12/01/2010 7:39:59 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: NonValueAdded

mares tail


41 posted on 12/01/2010 7:41:51 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: TaraP
Looks to me more like a lenticular cloud, coming off the mountains and not cause by air craft.


42 posted on 12/01/2010 7:44:59 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: TaraP
That formation is called a circumhorizontal arc. Heres a couple of pics I shot from my yard four years ago. Didn't have an earthquake though :-)

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43 posted on 12/01/2010 7:51:53 PM PST by IYellAtMyTV (Workday Forecast--Increasing pressure towards afternoon. Rum likely by evening.)
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Those are great pictures! Glad you were able to catch those images. I have read that the various colors in the clouds that cause the rainbow effect are possibly from aircraft fuel or other chemicals. If one looks down on an oily water puddle, those same colors are created.


44 posted on 12/01/2010 8:01:28 PM PST by NorwegianViking
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To: tubebender
There is one house in the Sacramento area that hasn’t insulated the attic, right Dan?

I was testing my multi-dimensional vortex inducer, when a black helicopter flew over. The chopper and it's occupants are now wandering around a planet in orbit around Beta Cetauri C. Unfortunately, the vortex did leave a hole in the clouds. Sorry everyone.

45 posted on 12/01/2010 8:12:20 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!)
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To: shibumi

So when it rains, the collective consciousness is spitting on me?

Figures.


46 posted on 12/01/2010 8:29:36 PM PST by Salamander (Hold on to all your fears 'cuz when I get outta here, vengeance is mine.....)
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To: Salamander

And when the sky is clear, everybody’s asleep ..... or watching The View.


47 posted on 12/01/2010 8:35:09 PM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo lives in someone's head - rent free!)
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To: TaraP

“It’s a missile!” posts begin in 3 ... 2 ...


48 posted on 12/01/2010 8:36:02 PM PST by ReignOfError
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Could you test your multi-dimensional vortex inducer over DC?

Just wonderin’.


49 posted on 12/01/2010 8:39:51 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: shibumi
The clouds are veiled thought forms of what like people - you know Dude? - like what people have in their heads - and like.........wow!.
50 posted on 12/01/2010 8:49:49 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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