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^
Altocumulus undulatus clouds at Abruzzo national park, Italy. This cloud formation consists of parallel bands of cumulus clouds, occuring when wind shear affects a layer of altocumulus Photograph: Science Photo Library / Rex Feat
The Chaiten volcano erupts during storms in the middle of the night on May 2008 in Chaiten, Chile. The Chaiten volcano, located some 800 miles south of the capital Santiago, was considered dormant since it had not erupted for hundreds of years.
So crazy this happens! They are called frost flowers, a strange phenomenon where frost grows from imperfections in the surface ice amid extreme sub-zero temperatures nearing or forming spiky structures that have been found to house microorganisms.
A fire whirl, known to some as the fire tornado. One of the most terrifying sights.Fire tornadoes occur when heat, ash and fire get swept up in a spinning mass of air.Fire forms a tornado-like vortex of flames.