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Steve Horstmeyer explains 'wave clouds'

WARSAW, KY (FOX19) -

A beautiful sight floatedoverhead on Sunday afternoon in Warsaw, Ky. Viewer Kathleen Niece sent us photos of a unique cloud formation overhead.

These are known as wave clouds,according to FOX19 Chief Meteorologist Steve Horstmeyer.

Winds upstairs were blowing perpendicularto the clouds and have developed waves in them just like water wavestraveling with the current.

Warmer air is blowing in from the westsouthwest, riding up and over the cold air at the surface.

As the warm airflows up and over the cold friction and the fact that the wind speed increasesquickly above the interface between the cold and warm air causes waves to form.

As the air rises, it cools andclouds condense. On the down slope part of the wave the cloud evaporate as theair warms.

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