Keep Your Heads In The Clouds


On Monday, May 25, following a round of severe storms, residents in southeastern Texas photographed images of what appeared to be flying saucers invading the area.


Actually, they are lenticular clouds which have been confused as UFOs.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Jesse Ferrell says lenticular clouds are formed when air moves over mountains, cooling sufficiently for condensation to take place. Lenticular clouds are different from other clouds because they don’t move, he said.

Clouds 1Photo/Facebook user Rosalinda Martinez

Clouds 2UFO-shaped lenticular clouds appeared in the Hearne, Texas, sky on May 25. (Photo/Facebook user Krystel Ring)

Clouds 3Lenticular clouds in the province of Neuquén, Argentina in 2009. (AccuWeather Photo Gallery/el.kolo)

Clouds 4Lenticular clouds captured at sunset in central Pennsylvania in 2010. (AccuWeather Photo Gallery/Jesse Ferrell)

Clouds 5Multiple lenticular clouds formed over Mount Mitchell in North Carolina in March 1992. In this photo, the cloud appears to be sitting still, but the air continually forms the cloud as it flows over the mountain, according to Ferrell. (AccuWeather Photo Gallery/Jesse Ferrell)

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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