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Hi all,

I am hunting the clouds. I am from Slovakia and waiting for cumulus clouds (these are the white clouds cruising the sky). Can you recommend me when or how to find them. I was looking for weather forecast but they dont tell you where you find them to photograph :)


-- Martin Kapostas (, June 20, 2001


Go wherever thunderstorms are expected. Obviously the larger the expanse the better. If you are in the US, nowhere beats tornado alley, Oklahoma to Minnesota, this time of year.

-- Chad Jarvis (, June 20, 2001.

If you are searching in the United States, one of the very best places is the eastern plains of Colorado. We see some of the most dramatic cloud formations I have seen anywhere. Each summer day, clouds build over the foothills and move east over Denver and out of the plains, with some forming massive storm systems. It is quite common to see several thunderheads each day with tops in the 30 to 40,000 feet height. This country is a cloud watchers paradise. Richard Boulware - Denver.

-- Richard Boulware (, June 20, 2001.

Florida. 2PM. Summer. Every day.

-- John H. Henderson (, June 20, 2001.


Cumulus clouds are the light, puffy ones you see on sunny days in fair weather. They are not thunderstorm clouds. You are thinking of cumulonimbus clouds, better known as thunderstorms.

-- Matt O. (, June 20, 2001.

It's what Paul Strand called J&J clouds -- like little balls of cotton floating in the sky.

-- Bill (, June 20, 2001.

Just call me the earth sciences idiot.

-- Chad Jarvis (, June 21, 2001.

Hi, I suppos you 'll have much luck to see them on a sunny day somehere above a nice humid forest, a big nucilar power plat or somewhere where the clouds must rize above a warm area (city), like at the beginning of a mountain. in Europe the best moment is in the summer, Holland, Belgium, France or Germany. where I live in Flanders, we have many doring the summer every 2 days some very nice ones, but not SO big. I hope this helps (if there is a mistake in please my answer please correct me, I only got small lecture about clouds once ;o))

-- Stijn (, June 24, 2001.

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