Phenomena

Hole-Punch Clouds

These hole-punch clouds seen over Myrtle Beach, SC were probably caused by three aircraft flying in military formation. When airplanes pass through supercooled water vapor, the acceleration of air over the wing causes a pressure drop that can flash-freeze the water vapor, resulting in a localized snow shower. See National Geographic for more. #

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