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How lenticular clouds are formed

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on May 22, 2014, 8:20 a.m.
lenticular clouds over a mountain

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She'll be comin' round the mountain

You’re most likely to spot a lenticular cloud near hills or mountains. They need a certain air current to form, and just the right conditions tend to happen around the topographical formations that encourage the right air currents.