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Watch a weird Roll Cloud float over Chicago

by | 1st, September 2016

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Amy King was on the lakefront in Chicago to record this video of a cloud rolling in.

Meteorologist Cheryl Scott explains:

What is a Roll Cloud and how does it form? It’s a low, horizontal, tube-shaped cloud. It is formed by winds changing speed/direction when the air temperature reverses its state (resulting in warm air on top of cool air). The shear in the atmosphere sets up a rolling motion, think [of a] rolling pin used in a baking.

Spotter: v@kingartcollective



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