‘Sierra Wave’ Revealed

From Wikipedia: 
 
 
 
The Sierra Wave  is a type of lenticular cloud created by winds that lift off the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California. Known as lee waves, Sierra Waves form as winds hit the Sierra Nevada and are forced to rise, causing water vapor to condense as it cools and forming lenticular clouds on the leeward side of the mountain range. These clouds can remain stationary for many hours. The formation of a Sierra Wave is dependent upon many factors, including wind speed and direction, leeward wind patterns, and water vapor. Given that Sierra Waves are dependent upon many variables their formation is unpredictable. (Wikipedia)  

This photo was taken recently by former Huntington Beach mayor Debbie Cook from somewhere in the Sierras. Nothing can surpass Nature’s beauty.  Click the photo to see the larger version. You can use your mouse button to maginfy the photo more after that. (Surf City Voice)

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