If we were water vapor… we could float with the clouds.

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Cumulus congestus – Towering cumulus.

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Cumulus congestus to cumulonimbus.

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Cumulonimbus approaching the troposphere (fuzzy top).

Within a 5 minute period, these cumulus cloud clusters transitioned to towering cumulus (cumulus congestus) and then grew into a large cumulonimbus cloud mass that produced lightning and rain. They formed so quickly that they dissipated within another 10 minutes.

Florida Atlantic coast – mid afternoon – 7.24.2017

Chris

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