|"Check it out, Ragnar! Mammatus clouds!"|
"Why are they m-mad at us? Ha woo!"
No joke like an old joke, right?
Anyway, I explained that Mammatus clouds form in unstable weather conditions, and can indicate a chance of thunderstorms, hail, even tornadoes in the vicinity -- and possibly even snow.
|"But I'm sure Mom checked the radar before we left, right ... Mom?"|
"Are you sure, Mags?"
|"Mom? You KNOW anything can happen in March!"|
"Yeah. What Maggie said."
"How 'bout let's head home?!!?"
Anyway ... Mom checked radar while we explored the park, and the storms were well clear of us. It was probably good not to dilly-dally too much, though. You never know what can kick up at this time of year! And it's always exciting to our weather-geek Mom to see Mammatus clouds!