Menacing mammatus clouds swallow up the sky over Pensacola, Florida

Mamma, Mamma, Mammatus clouds!

Look at these apocalyptical bulbous clouds that engulfed the sky over Pensacola, Florida on February 7, 2017.

Mammatus clouds swallow up the sky over Pensacola, Florida
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Just as terrifying tornadoes devastated New Orleans and its surroundings, these monster mammatus clouds swallow up the sky over Pensacola, Florida on February 7, 2017.

Mammatus clouds swallow up the sky over Pensacola, Florida
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Mammatus are bulbous formations that are found under other clouds.

Mammatus clouds swallow up the sky over Pensacola, Florida
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While most clouds have flat bottoms, mammatus have round pouches that are caused by sinking air.

Mammatus clouds swallow up the sky over Pensacola, Florida
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This has led to cloud physicists referring to the shape as being caused by negative buoyancy.
Their name is said to be derived from the Latin for breast.

Mammatus clouds swallow up the sky over Pensacola, Florida
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The clouds, which often form in turbulent air, can stretch for hundreds of miles and can be a sign of a gathering storm.

Mammatus clouds swallow up the sky over Pensacola, Florida
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For the clouds to form, there must be a sharp change in temperature.

Mammatus clouds swallow up the sky over Pensacola, Florida
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Almost an apocalyptical scenery.

Mammatus clouds swallow up the sky over Pensacola, Florida
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Such mammatus cloud formations are just too creepy!

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