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Let's Make a Cloud


Let's Make a Cloud, Salina, Kansas, United States

© Judd Patterson (Photo #484)

Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L at 70mm
Date: July 1, 2005
Location: Salina, Kansas

Comments: As farmers burn wheat stubble in mid-summer, the conditions may be right for localized cloud formation. If the hot, rising air reaches a lot of moisture in the atmosphere, it may kick off a cumulus cloud or two. This particular cloud formed and dissipated in a matter of 15 minutes.