WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Wild-looking cloud formation now; maybe meteors later

2:56 PM: Two sky notes: First, that cloud formation – Byron asked us on Twitter about a “vortex” and we had no idea what he was referring to until we saw that photo e-mailed by Jeff Kaufer. Official name for this formation, anyone? (Update: See comments.)

Also: Possible meteor-watching tonight, Alice Enevoldsen reminds us via Twitter:

ADDED 3:10 PM: Another view, from Tori:

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Wild-looking cloud formation now; maybe meteors later"

  • G.Harper December 13, 2017 (3:11 pm)

    Official name for the cloud formation is a fallstreak hole:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallstreak_hole

    • WSB December 13, 2017 (3:21 pm)

      Thank you!

  • DaveB December 13, 2017 (3:51 pm)

    Fallstreak Hole would be a good name for a band.

    • JanS December 13, 2017 (5:21 pm)

      YES ! 

  • ProudPapa December 13, 2017 (3:52 pm)

    Those appear just above where the spaceship landed. No big deal.

  • zephyr December 13, 2017 (4:03 pm)

    I saw two of those big gaping holes in the sky as I crossed the West Seattle Bridge coming  back from downtown.   It looked like something out of the movie Arrival or similar.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrival_(film)  Definitely a bit eerie. 

  • Erithan December 13, 2017 (4:05 pm)

    Awesome, meteors on my birthday! Thanks for the info! Beautiful photos. 🙂

  • Al December 13, 2017 (4:28 pm)

    There here. Little green people :)

  • miws December 13, 2017 (4:36 pm)

    Happy Birthday, Erithan! 

    Mike

  • JanS December 13, 2017 (5:20 pm)

    Yes…Happy Birthday, Erithan. Yet another good reason to celebrate ! :)

  • JanS December 13, 2017 (5:58 pm)

    Image result for the day the earth stood still

  • JayDee December 13, 2017 (6:50 pm)

    Weather Underground used to have posters of unique weather phenomena like this. See this poster:

    https://www.wunderground.com/weather-posters/fallstreak-hole

     

  • Trina December 13, 2017 (9:32 pm)

    There were three of them at around 2:15 today.  Some disappeared as they moved south.  

  • Erithan December 13, 2017 (9:53 pm)

    Aww thanks for the birthday wishes! And for sure, best candles ever!😊

  • Tom December 14, 2017 (6:25 am)

    A.K.A. Hole punch cloud.

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