On a car journey on Interstate 80 in California over the holiday, some family members and I saw something unusual on the horizon on our right-hand side. We were all wondering what we were looking at. Some of us thought it was snow on mountains behind foothills; others thought we were seeing unusual cloud formations.
As we drove on further I started to take photos and, as time went by, it became clear that we were looking at clouds. The white fluffy ones are, I think, cumulonimbus and the long gray ones may be stratocumulus. If anyone knows more about clouds than I do, please let me know what these are.
These shots were taken with my iPhone5 from inside the car and through the windshield. And, no, I wasn’t driving! I was happily seated on the passenger side.
Your pictures are amazing.
Thanks, Vera! I actually deleted loads of them because of camera shake, but that’s just between you and me.
How about sending a couple to the weather person on KNTV, channel 3 or 11 depending on your TV provider, and asking them? Folks often send photos of weather happenings to the TV station. Indeed interesting formations!
That’s a thought. I might do that, Mary Beth.
They are beautiful, and a fairly typical site here in the Midwestern United States. I am glad you enjoyed the view!
We did enjoy the view. It was really odd at first, though, because none of us was sure what we were seeing.
Yes, the only reason I sometimes know the clouds are not mountains is because we don’t live around mountains.😄
One of us thought that she could see yachts on the ocean, except that we were nowhere near the ocean!
Yes! So illusory!
It was really something to see! You did a good job of capturing it. The first image really shows how unlike clouds it looked from a far.