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Wavy clouds put on a show in Virginia

Asperitas clouds were spotted over the area Friday ahead of the approaching storm
Published: Feb. 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Did you spot the wave-like clouds over the area Friday?

Asperitas, also known as Undulatus Asperitas, are a fairly rare cloud formation that take on the appearance of rippling waves. The waves form on the underside of the clouds which, in motion time-lapse, make clouds appear to be moving like a rough sea surface.

Height of the Base4,000 ft - 10,000 feet
SpeciesStratiformis
ShapeUndulating waves
Latinaspero - to make rough or uneven

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