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hole punch clouds photo submitted to the Spokane office of the National Weather Service Feb. 28, 2010 that show these clouds hovering just to the west of the city.

It has been suggested that they are created when an airplane descends or ascends through certain atmospheric conditions.

Photo: Howard Lowell via the Spokane National Weather Service. [1]
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updated Wed. March 6, 2019

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Often referred to as 'hole-punch' clouds, fallstreak holes can grow as big as 50km in just one hour. They appear between layers of mid to high level clouds in the sky, when an area of moisture suddenly begins to freeze and fall. MORE: Summer breeze to make it feel fine for sun-loving Britons. 8.
An unusual cloud formation was seen today just before noon in Mid-Missouri and thought to be a funnel cloud by one resident who watched it form. It is actually a fallstreak hole which is a large circular or elliptical gap that can appear in altocumulus or cirrocumulus cloud layers. These are also called hole ...

Hole punch clouds were spotted near Puget Sound on Wednesday. The circular shaped cloud patterns are also called fallstreak holes. They are caused when super cooled water droplets in the atmosphere are disturbed, according to KING 5's Jordan Wilkerson. The disturbance, which could be caused by ...
A hole appeared in the clouds on Tuesday morning over the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This rare cloud phenomenon is known as a hole punch cloud. It has other names; sometimes this cloud formation is called a fallstreak hole, a punch hole cloud, or even a skypunch. 7-25-17 Hole in the clouds. So, what ...
... surprised for the sight of the hole-punch clouds, even though they aren't particularly rare. However, the clouds that make them – although not really rainclouds – can come before a rain. Those who live in California haven't had much chance in the past few years to see the hole-punch cloud phenomenon.
13 PHOTOS. Monday, Jan 23, 2017. An unusual cloud formation drew the attention of many Southern California residents Saturday, with some taking to social media to share the rare sight from all over the area. It was a so-called "hole punch" cloud, or fallstreak hole. These clouds are created by airplanes — ...See More.

The cloud is often referred to as a punch cloud, a hole-punch cloud or fallstreak hole. A fallstreak or punch hole is a large circular gap that can appear in the ... layer is thin or if the water is not replenished, the snow leaves a hole in the cloud. Scientists first reported observing hole-punch clouds in the 1940s.
I don't spend a lot of time on Facebook during the weekend, but I like to check it a few times. When I did look this past weekend, I couldn't believe my eyes. Not one, but several photos of a fairly unusual cloud formation. It appears that many people in the Sydney, N.S., area were looking up Saturday ...
NBC 5 viewer Mitt McGuire snapped this photo on Christmas morning of an unusual cloud over North Texas. This is what we call a hole-punch cloud, or alternatively, a fallstreak hole. These unusual clouds form when an aircraft flies through a layer of supercooled water droplets in a deck of altocumulus ...
It's probably because I spend so much time staring off into the sky during the work day. Rare "Hole Punch Clouds" observed by satellite and from ground today over IN/OH. We would love to see any pictures taken on ground. pic.twitter.com/343Jfbt1t9. — NWS Northern Indiana (@NWSIWX) December 21, ...
Hole punch clouds were spotted near Puget Sound on Wednesday. The circular shaped cloud patterns are also called fallstreak holes. They are caused when super cooled water droplets in the atmosphere are disturbed, according to KING 5's Jordan Wilkerson. The disturbance, which could be caused by ...
There was an awesome fallstreak hole (in the clouds) – also known as a hole punch (cloud) Friday afternoon, visible from Kent, E. Ionia and SW Montcalm Counties in West Michigan. I got over half a dozen pics. at bill.steffen@woodtv.com and the station got a number of pics. as well. I also got several pics.
The rare cloud is called a" hole punch cloud" or a fall-streak cloud. This hole punch looks ... Technically, a hole punch cloud is when super-cooled water droplets begin to evaporate. This cloud formation ... Hole punch clouds are often mistaken for a UFO and they are typically short-lived. Rare cloud spotted ...
... hole punch cloud. Airline jet engines give off condensation, and this condensation oftentimes will leave a trail that looks like a cloud, known as a contrail. The theory is that these contrails (super-cooled water aloft) is what freezes or crystalizes. This is what is believed to be the cause of hole punch clouds.
Many caught sight of them and shared their photos with EarthSky Facebook and on Twitter. Hole-punch clouds, also called fallstreak holes, are made via a collaboration between humans and nature. Conditions have to be right within an altocumulus or cirrocumulus cloud layer, in order for the clouds to form ...
Rare 'Hole Punch' Clouds Captivate SoCal Residents. By Anthony Yanez. Monday, Jan 23, 2017. An unusual cloud formation drew ... It was a so-called "hole punch" cloud, or fallstreak hole. These clouds are created by airplanes ... This is why hole punch clouds are fairly rare to see. But when you do get to see them, like ...
Clouds are made of water droplets, and hole punch clouds—also known as fallstreak hole clouds—occur when part of that cloud falls out, leaving behind a hole. That opening in the cloud is the result of an extremely localized snowfall. Usually, atmospheric water droplets latch on to particles in order to form ...

These rare cloud formations, called "hole-punch clouds", develop in altocumulus cloud layers and are often the result of airplanes passing through the layer of ... Our Severe Weather Expert Dr. Greg Forbes says that hole-punch clouds can also form when a few ice crystals "spontaneously" form within the ...
... a hole-punch cloud, sometimes called a fallstreak hole, you'll be surprised by their strange appearance. They look like strange clearings in an altocumulus cloud layer, often-circular patches of clear sky, surrounded by clouds. Sometimes people report them as UFOs. Airplanes create hole-punch clouds ...
An unusual cloud formation was seen today just before noon in Mid-Missouri and thought to be a funnel cloud by one resident who watched it form. It is actually a fallstreak hole which is a large circular or elliptical gap that can appear in altocumulus or cirrocumulus cloud layers. These are also called hole ...
... of 27 of 33 days colder than average. The first week of Jan. was 16.3 deg. colder than average. Season snowfall is up to 39.0″ in G.R. and 63.2″ in Muskegon. Kalamazoo has had 37.9″ for the season and Lansing has had 19.2″ for the month. Check out Matt Kirkwood's picture of a Hole Punch cloud.
West Michigan – We have received several pictures of an unusual cloud formation this afternoon. Several people sent us photos and asked about them. The cloud is called a “fallstreak” or “hole punch cloud” and often occurs in a middle level cloud deck as we have this afternoon. This cloud pattern can be ...
There was an awesome fallstreak hole (in the clouds) – also known as a hole punch (cloud) Friday afternoon, visible from Kent, E. Ionia and SW Montcalm Counties in West Michigan. I got over half a dozen pics. at bill.steffen@woodtv.com and the station got a number of pics. as well. I also got several pics.
However, Wroblewski told Boston 25 News, that she had never seen a “hole punch cloud” with a tail as long as the one pictured. But no matter what it was, the cloud certainly has people talking and wondering. People posted pictures of various views of the cloud Sunday evening on Facebook pages. “Wow” ...
However, Wroblewski told Boston 25 News, that she had never seen a “hole punch cloud” with a tail as long as the one pictured. But no matter what it was, the cloud certainly has people talking and wondering. People posted pictures of various views of the cloud Sunday evening on Facebook pages. “Wow” ...
Hole punch clouds or fallstreak clouds are formed in an altocumulus ... I've only seen a hole punch cloud a handful of times…but never like this.
Chris Dawson pictured a series of fallstreak holes – also known as “hole punch” clouds – in the skies above Eype Beach, located three miles from the town.
Residents in Dorset were in for a surprise this week when they spotted what looked like a pair of UFOs in the sky. The rare atmospheric ...
They're fallstreak holes, or hole-punch clouds, triggered by freezing water droplets high in the atmosphere. ABC Open contributor and writer ...
The rare cloud is called a" hole punch cloud" or a fall-streak cloud. ... Hole punch clouds are often mistaken for a UFO and they are typically ...
A “hole punch cloud” was seen Saturday afternoon near Troy, the day after ... This is what is believed to be the cause of hole punch clouds.
Hole-punch cloud seen over Santa Ana, California via EarthSky ... sight of strange-looking hole-punch clouds on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
Q13 News Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley says it's a “hole punch cloud.” It's formed when airplanes drop through the Altocumulus cloud or ...
It was a so-called "hole punch" cloud, or fallstreak hole. These clouds are created by airplanes — specifically the propellers of airplanes, not ...
Whereas many UFO enthusiasts think that the strange "hole-punch clouds" that looked like circular patches of clear sky, surrounded by clouds ...
Residents of Wonthaggi, Australia (map) snapped pictures of a rare, rainbow-filled "hole punch" cloud on Monday. By the next day, the photos ...
According to the National Weather Service, these are called hole punch clouds (or fallstreak holes). Mid & high level cloud cover contains ...
Scientists first reported observing hole punch clouds in the 1940's. They often lead to false reports of UFOs or rocket launches. Another good ...
Hole punch clouds, or cavums, are photographed at 7 a.m. June 20, 14 miles west of Ritzville, Wash., by Valerie Maier. Maier posted the photo ...
A “hole punch cloud” was seen Saturday afternoon near Troy, the day after gravity waves created an odd cloud formation over downtown ...
Hole-punch cloud seen over Santa Ana, California via EarthSky ... sight of strange-looking hole-punch clouds on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
Q13 News Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley says it's a “hole punch cloud.” It's formed when airplanes drop through the Altocumulus cloud or ...
It was a so-called "hole punch" cloud, or fallstreak hole. These clouds are ... This is why hole punch clouds are fairly rare to see. But when you ...
That is called a hole-punch cloud or fallstreak. The clouds were given the name “hole punch” because jets can punch a hole into the clouds.
The tornado effect left in the wake of aeroplanes which can last for several minutes and may cause serious accidents as pilots follow aircraft ...
... captured both a hole punch cloud and canal cloud, labeled with arrows by NWS-Spokane. We have more examples of hole-punch clouds in ...
Residents of Wonthaggi, Australia (map) snapped pictures of a rare, rainbow-filled "hole punch" cloud on Monday. By the next day, the photos ...
hole punch cloud oddity A strange weather phenomenon called a hole punch cloud is often mistaken for a UFO. [Image by By H. Raab | User: Vesta Own work | CC BY-SA 3.0 | Wikimedia Commons].
What was seen is a phenomenon called a fallstreak hole - also known as a hole punch cloud. It happens when a large gap or circle appears in the cloud.
What was seen is a phenomenon called a fallstreak hole - also known as a hole punch cloud. It happens when a large gap or circle appears in the cloud.


 

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