Ask the Meteorologist – Lenticular Cloud

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why do lenticular clouds form on Mt Shasta?” Gary Barnes Klamath Falls Lenticular clouds, or Altocumulus Standing Lenticular (ACSL) form from waves in the atmosphere that develop when fast moving stable air is forced upwards over a mountain. Mountains cause what’s called Orographic Lifting, which means air is forced to rise due … Continue reading »