Mt. Rainier Puts On A Show
From December 5, 2008 Komonews TV article by Scott Sistek
Our little dry streak is about to come to an end. But if you looked at Mt. Rainier today, you would have known that already.
Take a look at some of these incredible clouds captured over Mt. Rainier today.
Those are called "lenticular clouds" They're caused when the air flow is just right so when it flows over Mt. Rainier. The air gets pushed upward where it cools and condenses into clouds. Depending on how smooth the flow is, you can get some amazing clouds formations as we've seen so far today.
It's usually a sign of rain within 24 hours because typically the moist flow that precedes a storm around here is the perfect set up for these clouds.
Pretty amazing huh!!