Cloud spectacular

Wow! I can’t believe I missed seeing this.  It was hot.

It was muggy. I was cleaning.

Should have looked out the window!

cloud spectacular
Anvil cloud over Adelaide

This is what the ABC news had to say about it –

A perfectly formed anvil thunderstorm cloud has spread across the northern skies of Adelaide, dumping heavy rain on the Barossa and igniting a Twitter frenzy.

The cumulonimbus cloud developed through the afternoon and hit the top of the atmosphere, spreading out in a dome shape in otherwise clear skies.

“But to see it without much cloud surrounding it, you wouldn’t see that often,” she said.

“So that’s what makes this particular thunderstorm so spectacular.”

Social media users were quick to snap the cloud and tweet photos, comparing it to a scene from the 1996 Hollywood film Independence Day.

The science fiction disaster film starred Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum and featured a large UFO emerging from a similarly shaped cloud.

(OMG! Have they landed and I missed it ?! )

Ms Donaldson said the thunderstorm had produced lightning and brief heavy falls in some isolated places.

“Through the afternoon we’ll continue to see similar sorts of storms develop through the Barossa, and as you head up through the Mid North to the Flinders Ranges,” she said.

View image on Twitter

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Tina Donaldson said such thunderstorm clouds were not unusual for Adelaide.

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32 thoughts on “Cloud spectacular

  1. You were cleaning, so you missed THAT?!!
    I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your peace quotes at the bottom of each post – such a simple idea, but so wonderful.

    1. I KNOW – it’s bordering on the sacrilegious. Cleaning is soooo over-rated….
      Thanks for the feedback about the quotes, it felt really right and important to start doing that 🙂

      1. You have a warm, welcoming blog, which reflects your character. Visiting it always gives me a buzz, and the quotes are like that peaceful time of dreamy relaxation after a good massage, which puts the finishing touches on it, and carries you through the day.
        It’s the sincerity – there’s nothing sloppy or sentimental about it, just the gift of a lovely message you send out to nourish the Universe and we who struggle within it.

  2. Ooh, what a pity you missed it! What an amazing looking cloud – especially as seen in the Twitter photograph you linked to. The last time I saw a cloud like that, Mad Max was being driven into the middle of it strapped to the front of a car.

  3. Yes, missed the cloud sighting as well, what a beautiful sight. Reminded me of a giant spaceship camouflaged in the cloud.
    Love Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quotes.😍

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