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.
Multiple 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)
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