Mysterious hole punch clouds appear in the sky of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama

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A series of mysterious hole punch clouds appeared in the sky of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on December 29, 2015.

As if these fallstreak clouds punched gaping holes in the skies across the South.

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Collage of fallstreaks over Tuscaloosa today

These weird clouds form when water vapor is suspended in subfreezing air, but the vapor has not frozen because there is a lack of particles for it to freeze around.

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A pretty hole in the clouds.

When particles are then introduced, the vapor starts to freeze and falls towards the surface, leaving a void or hole at cloud level, but streaks of cloud underneath.

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Interesting cloud formation in Northport, Alabama.
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Hole punch clouds in Tuscaloosa, AL
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Cool cloud seen over Zachary, Louisiana
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Cool sky in T-town
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2 in a row
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fallstreak hole in Baton Rouge, LA
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hole punch cloud over Atmore, Al
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Hole punch clouds seen via the Terra sattelite using MODIS True Color Imagery earlier this afternoon

These awesome holes in the clouds were spots in the southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on December 29, 2015.

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