What are these bizarre cloud formations slashing the sky above British Columbia and Washington?
Are these mysterious scars signs of the approaching apocalypse?
These odd cloud formations have been sighted over the Pacific Northwest in recent weeks. And no one is sure why they’ve been appearing more regularly. Is this the beginning of the end?
Actually, what you are looking at here is a fall streak hole, which almost looks like a scar cut into the sky.
Watch this timelapse video of a dual Hole Punch and Fallstreak cloud during sunrise over Spokane, WA on February 18, 2015:
Also known as a hole punch cloud, these weird high to mid-level clouds contain tiny water droplets that are much colder than freezing, but have yet to freeze.
These ‘supercooled’ water droplets need a ‘reason’ to freeze, which usually comes in the form of ice crystals.
Planes – or anything else – passing through the cloud layer can bring these ice crystals. And once the ice crystals are introduced, the water droplets quickly freeze, grow and start to fall, creating a void. This hole then starts expanding as neighboring droplets start to freeze creating these baffling cloud formations.
Some weird clouds were also observed over Puebla the same days… Is this now becoming a global phenomenon?