This is the rare meteorological phenomenon known as a mammatus clouds or "bubble" clouds.

MAMMATUS clouds are most often associated with the anvil cloud & severe thunderstorms. They often extend from the base of a cumulonimbus but may also be found under altocumulus, altostratus, stratocumulus, & cirrus clouds as well as volcanic ash clouds^

Silk Pouches ~ incredible mammatus cloud display on June 26, 2011. The sky was literally exploding about 15 minutes after sunset.

~Silk pouches~ or mammatus cloud display on 26 June 2011 Nebraska. The sky exploding for min's after sunset in c/o brettnickeson.

A rare cloud formation called a mammatus, where clouds take on a  bubble-like shape, appeared in the skies above Regina, Saskatchewan in Canada following a thunderstorm on June 26.

A rare cloud formation called a mammatus, where clouds take on a bubble-like shape, appeared in the skies above Regina, Saskatchewan in Canada.

~~Mammatus | clouds over an abandoned house, Weir, Texas | by Jason Weingart~~

“After the Storm”: Mammatus clouds over an abandoned farm house. These were visible across Central Texas after the Memorial Day floods devastated the area. (Submitted by Jason Weingart)

Mammatus Clouds are pouch-like cloud structures and a rare example of clouds in sinking air.

Mammatus Clouds - if you ever see cloud formations like this find shelter FAST! Mammatus clouds are often formed from Supercells which often produce tornadoes!

Clouds. Laymans name of these are popcorn clouds. Usually portend the coming of severe weather. Tornadoes or extreme storms.

Rest your weary head, child, on the pillows of angels.Nebraska,USA, photo by Brettnickeson. Breath-taking.

exPress-o: Mammatus Phenomenon = Bubble Clouds

Mammatus Clouds - "True to their ominous appearance, mammatus clouds are often harbingers of a coming storm or other extreme weather system. Typically composed primarily of ice, they can extend for hundreds of miles in each direction.

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One of the rarest weather phenomena, Mammatus Clouds. Photo taken by John C. Olsen in Hastings, NE.So awesome

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Mammatus cloud formation appeared after a tornado hit near Lake Ontario, Canada. (Looks like bubbles to me)

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