An interesting cloud sighting over Regina excited many on social media Thursday morning.
At 6:30 a.m, people started posting photos of an eerie looking arcus cloud rolling over the city. This particular cloud is known as a shelf cloud, which is often seen on a stormy day.
another perspective #yqr #skstorm pic.twitter长沙桑拿/0bCEKR7os0
— Candace Daniel (@CDanielGlobal) June 9, 2016
Cool cloud formation over #yqr Here comes the storm. pic.twitter长沙桑拿/Vng7lchl5x
— Trent Fraser (@trentfraseryqr) June 9, 2016
Shelf cloud! #skstorm pic.twitter长沙桑拿/L7V30YTOz8
— Michael (@campcookery) June 9, 2016
Get a load of this beauty! #skstorm #yqr pic.twitter长沙桑拿/ZRExbqIJ2v
— Andrew Shepherd (@Andrew5hepherd) June 9, 2016
Shelf cloud over Regina… #skstorm @CBCSask @GlobalRegina @ctvregina @StormHour @saskweather pic.twitter长沙桑拿/1eFePk66dE
— Jill (@Photochic2013) June 9, 2016
Shelf clouds are wedge shaped and appear at the leading edge of a thunderstorm. They are formed by the outflow from a developing storm cell.
Another type of arcus cloud was spotted north of Melville, Sask. by Colleen Schofer early Thursday afternoon. Roll clouds are formed when warm, unstable air moves over cooler air and winds start to shift while changing speed. This causes the cloud to “roll” and take on a cylindrical, rolling pin type shape.
Colleen Schofer snapped this photo of double roll clouds near Melville, SK in the afternoon on June 9, 2016. Colleen Schofer
Colleen Schofer snapped this photo of double roll clouds near Melville, SK in the afternoon on June 9, 2016.
There is potential for thunderstorms and severe weather in eastern Saskatchewan Thursday. If you capture any interesting clouds that you’d like to share, send them to [email protected]长沙夜网