There has been little to nothing rain wise and the temperatures have been hot, hot, hot. Kind of odd for Kansas in June. Oh, it does get hot in June, but not usually this hot this fast.
But I'm not here to talk about the temperatures, not really. I'm here to talk about clouds. As I've said there are so many different types. It'd take at least another month to cover them all. So, I've reserved today (a day late) for my favorite types of clouds. Cumulonimbus. There are several sub-species of these types of clouds and because they all form in unstable air they almost always produce some type of storm, whether it's a little rain shower or a massive thunderstorm that produces tornadoes.
And this is the same storm, the same funnel cloud. My brother took this picture from his house several miles northeast from ours.
These clouds aren't considered tornadoes until they actually touch the ground.
Here is an excerpt from my Western Romance Love at Twenty Paces--
Shielding her eyes, she scanned the western sky. In typical Kansas fashion, the sun shone high and hot, while bright, white clouds bubbled like suds in a washtub. A storm was brewing. If it got too hot, the clouds too high, a monster wind was sure to funnel down from the sky and rip to shreds everything in its path.
This week's writing prompt- choose one of the pictures above and write a small scene.