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How lenticular clouds are formed

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on May 22, 2014, 8:20 a.m.

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Rare circumstances

Though they typically form near hill or mountain ranges, there are instances when they form over flat or low terrain. In this instance, it is fluctuating wind speeds that cause their formation, rather than atmospheric standing waves.