BOTB: Phil Ostroff

Still cloudy, but rather interesting…

Central Texas has succumbed to some fairly brutal weather over the last couple of weeks. This culminated in severe storms racing across the region yesterday, resulting in flooding, tornadoes and storm damage. The situation is rather dire south of Austin, in towns like San Marcos where entire homes have been swept away by flooding and there are reports of missing people. Let’s hope they are found safe and sound.

After the storms moved through, they left in their wake some amazing mammatus cloud formations. We’ve had them before but they have never been as well-defined and prominent as what was viewable yesterday afternoon and evening. See the picture below for a view from near my home.

(Photo by Phil Ostroff)

From Phil’s Astronomy Blog.
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