Reader weather photos

Midwest menace: A massive anvil cloud appears above a thunderstorm in August. The photo was taken while en route from New York to Chicago, likely over Ohio.

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Golden sunset: The sun sets behind San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge in May.

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Space shot: Clouds billow above the Earth as seen from about 32,000 feet, while banking above the Houston area in May.

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Mammoth storm: Towering storm clouds bring much-needed snow to the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California in January.

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Southwest strike: Lightning hits a rock formation in the Colorado River canyon area near Moab, Utah, in September.

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Grand Canyon snow: Snow from a recent storm coats the ground around the Grand Canyon earlier this year. The photo was taken from about 30,000 feet.

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Washington wonder: A pile of lenticular clouds hover in the sky near Mount Rainier in Washington State in 2011. These “lens-shaped” clouds often form downwind of mountains.

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Stormy Sierra: This cloud layer over the Sierra Nevada near Auburn, Calif., in February is an example of a new variety of cloud, known as “undulatus asperatus.”

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Great balls of fire: Small cirrus clouds catch the fiery rays of the setting sun above Woodland Hills, Calif., in late September.

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Western wonder: Clouds gather over Monument Valley, Utah, as a spring storm approaches in 2011.

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Rolling thunder: A roll cloud appears in the sky above Magnolia Harbor, Mass., in August, just before a thunderstorm came through. Roll clouds are long, low, tube-shaped clouds that are relatively rare.

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Southwest cirrus: Ethereal cirrus clouds dance in the skies above Scottsdale, Ariz., in June. Cirrus are the highest of the primary cloud varieties and are composed entirely of ice crystals.

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San Diego sky: A layer of altocumulus clouds cover the sky on a late spring afternoon. Altocumulus are mid-level clouds, which usually form at heights of 6,500 to 20,000 feet above the ground.

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UFO over Louisiana? A massive cloud casts a shadow onto a lower cloud layer in June. The cloud could be a developing (or dissapating) anvil cloud from a thunderstorm. The photo was taken over Louisiana from a height of about 30,000 feet.

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A thunderstorm moves offshore over the Gulf of Mexico in Destin, Fla., in August 2011.

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Lightning crackles over Little Traverse Bay in July. The photo was taken from Petoskey, Mich.

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Thunderstorm clouds gather at sunset over Clarks Summit, Pa., in July.

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Cotton ball clouds: A layer of altocumulus clouds fills the sky above Reno, Nev., in August.

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Isaac sunset over Michigan: Clouds from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac streamed as far north as Michigan on Labor Day weekend.

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A massive thunderstorm cloud rolls across New Mexico in May.

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A nice weather day to float past the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse!

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A September sunset in Lubbock, Texas.

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Virga — rain that falls from a cloud but doesn’t reach the ground — appears during a lightning storm near Denver in July.

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Dramatic thunderstorm clouds roll in from Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Mich., in July.

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Crepuscular rays spread across the morning sky at sunrise in Broken Arrow, Okla., in July. Crepuscular rays are parallel columns of sunlit air that stream through gaps in clouds.

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A massive thunderstorm anvil cloud hovers above North Carolina in July. Photo taken while on board an airplane near Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

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Orange cloud bands cover the sky at sunset in September in Chipley, Fla., after Hurricane Isaac left the Florida Panhandle.

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A funnel cloud spins above Colorado’s Mount Evans in July. The funnel cloud later touched down, allowing it to be called a tornado. At an elevation of 11,900 feet, it was the USA’s 2nd-highest tornado on record.

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Rainclouds dump torrential downpours over the Bahamas in August. The photo taken while en route from Port Au Prince, Haiti, to Newark, N.J., at an altitude of 35,000 feet.

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Clouds billow above the Red Rocks of Sedona, Ariz., in July.

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Dark, puffy cumulus clouds float in front of an orange sky at sunset in Carmel, Calif., in February 2011.

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A bright rainbow appears near the Galapagos Islands following a rainshower in April.

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The leading edge of a huge thunderstorm rolls over Watertown, S.D., in August.

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Dawn breaks over Broad Creek on Hilton Head Island, S.C., in July.

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A shaft of rain falls from a cloud above Cibola National Forest, N.M., in July.

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Mammatus clouds appear above Wakefield, Mich., following a storm in July. Mammatus are pouch-like clouds and tend to hang underneath larger thunderstorm clouds.

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Sunbeams glow just after sunset above Longs Peak northwest of Denver, Colo., in June.

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Wildflowers bloom near the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Rainer in Washington State in August.

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An unusual summer thunderstorm forms near Laguna Beach, Calif., on Aug. 11, as severe weather hit Orange County in southern California.

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