What’s going on in the sky over Virginia???


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What’s going on in the sky over Virginia???

What the heck is going on in the sky over Richmond, Virginia? You will find some amazing pictures of this event in this post, here… But now watch the video below… WOW!

This is called a roll cloud or gust front which was seen in Richmond Virginia. It is the combination of rising warm air and sinking cold air which gives it a rolling look. A roll cloud is usually seen with severe weather, but that was not the case here. This roll cloud was the leading edge of a very weak or “dying” front.

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Fiery and enormous roll cloud over Richmond, Virginia on February 5, 2018. via Twitter
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Sunrise roll cloud engulfs Virginia on February 5, 2018. via Instagram
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cloud rolls over Virginia on February 5, 2018. via Instagram
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Fire in the sky! via Instagram
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The roll cloud made for an astounding sunrise in Richmond on Monday, and worked their way eastward through the morning, rolling over Newport News around 8:30. via Twitter
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Amazing what they achive with geo engineering! via Twitter
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Richmond’s sky engulfed by huge roll cloud on February 5, 2018. via Twitter

You may have heard of or have seen what is called a shelf cloud before. The difference between and roll cloud and a shelf cloud is a roll cloud is completely detached from a thunderstorm. What likely happened here was the thunderstorm activity fizzled out before making it to Richmond, but the leading edge of the weak front still made an appearance.

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