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Thursday, June 11, 2009

6.11- Skywatch Friday

Front from the West moving across the River Neuse
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This very dramatic cloud formation marked the edge of a front moving in from a northwesterly direction earlier this week.

A Northeast-Southwest line of clouds extended from horizon to horizon, moving off to cross the last 25 miles of marshlands and barrier islands before hitting open ocean.

Rain soon followed these ponderous clouds, as you might guess.

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Rob Ripma said...

Wow, that is quite dramatic.

Guy D said...

I just love those menacing clouds, awesome photo.

Have a fantastic weekend
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Eric(NL) said...

Dramatic clouds here, very nice!!!

Have a nice Skywach Friday!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks like the front is quite powerful! Did it bring high winds as well as the rain?

Anonymous said...

WoW! That must have been a site to see, live! Awesome shot!

Daily Chicago Photo said...

Another ominous storm on the way. Love that you've captured the turbulence in the clouds. The diminishing light just adds to the foreboding nature of the photo. Great!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

A sailor's warning! How incredible nature can show it's emotion through the threatening dark clouds.

Great shot!

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Paul said...

thanks for the all the awesome pics on your blog. i used to live in new bern and Cherry Pt/Havelock/Newport.


Rambling Round said...

What a fantastic cloud catch!

Arija said...

A wonderful dynamic, threatening cloud, but I really would have liked to be there.

Mar-Bear said...

Great shot!

Karen said...

That is quite a dramatic scene...

Very cool photo !!!