Lenticular clouds east of the Sierra Nevada (pic)

Bill Mudd gave me permission to post this picture he took of a spectacular lenticular cloud on the lee side of the Sierra Nevada......

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Nifty! We got some pretty wicked ones here in Colorado, too! I'll have to be more apt about carrying my digital camera around so I can snap away on a few of those!
 
Those are cool. We get some great spaceships over Mount Washington preceeding storms. I know that lenticulars are not always a sign of a storm, but on MWN they are about 90% of the time.

What's even cooler is when we are in the cap cloud. Sometimes it just a few hundred feet above the observatory and you can see the smooth underside draped over the mountain. Most of the time there is just a thin cap over the summit. Going to the top of our tower can get you above the cloud while the weather room is down in the fog.
 
Here's one I took back in February 2003 from a plane over Nevada. Looked like spaceships hovering over the desert.

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