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Photo: Incredible Roll Cloud Over Virginia

Meteorologist: 'It was a shocker. You don't really see clouds like that all that often.'
National Weather Service
National Weather Service staffers working the early morning shift in Sterling, Va., were treated to a stunning sight when they looked out their north-facing windows Monday, Sept. 16.

Moving toward their office -- quickly -- was this incredible roll cloud.

"It was a shocker," meteorologist Heather Sheffield told SKYE. "You don't really see clouds like that all that often. It went by in two minutes."

Staffers captured this photo and posted it to their Facebook page, writing:

An outflow boundary from the showers associated with the cold front produced a very well defined roll cloud that passed over our forecast office this morning just before 7:30 am. Here's a picture of it as it approached (moving toward the camera) ... it was moving very fast!

Others in the area spotted the cloud and posted photos to Twitter. H/T Capital Weather Gang

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namrehtael

Looks like it mightve just broken the Worlds Biggest Boomerang record.

October 25 2013 at 11:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ed.

IT'S THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 18 2013 at 7:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bradj30024

National Weather Service caught a fleeting glimpse out of the.... Pink, is that you?

September 18 2013 at 7:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
larry

It seems that only a hand full of people are aware of the HAARP technology / weaponry that the US have in Alaska,,,These are HAARP generated clouds.

September 18 2013 at 6:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Ken

exactly, someone is paying attention. (however haarp works in conjunction with chemtrails, and the chemclouds that form from them) thanks for speaking truth! there is hope for humanity... :-)

December 20 2013 at 11:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rothhammer1

Why does an article regarding a meteorological phenomenon bring out so many brain- dead wannabe political pundits??

Go choke on your hatred, spare the rest of us the stench.

September 18 2013 at 4:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mizuki

Under the Dome lol

September 18 2013 at 3:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mrdev

omg . i was here when this thing rolled in . it was crazy . that incompetent moron all the blacks call president ( osama or oscrewya or obumaduh or ? ) he spent another $100,000,000.00 of our tax dollars like the week vacation to africa this summer . he was flying this thing around telling everybody below F--- YOU F--- YOU . he said that we real americans can kiss his severely deseased ass , and wait til next year , when he wastes $1 billion on total crap . man , a blind one legged retarted turtle would make a much better president . and the rest of the world would laugh less about you voting in the turtle . idiots are you that voted in that dipstick . losers ...............

September 18 2013 at 2:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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JAMES & VIVIAN

@mrdev, What in the hell does this have to to with a roll cloud. It's a shame that we still have racist idiots in the world like your stupid ass. your father should have jacked off in the toilet & flushed your dumb ass down the drain & we would have had one less racist person in the world. No one said anything about Bush staying drunk in the White house & staying on vacation in Texas every other week or starting a war that we didn't even need to be in. Grow up u wasted piece of sperm.

September 18 2013 at 3:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ljtamore

actually, his incompetence has nothing at all to do with race. hed be just bas bad if he were white, hispanic or whatever! he was a baaaad choice all the way around!! oh ... and he is half of the race you say he is. (supposidely)

September 18 2013 at 3:59 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
ljtamore

lol!!

September 18 2013 at 3:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jragga

roll clouds, derechos, lions, tigers and bears wth.

September 18 2013 at 1:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ljtamore

grow up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wakeup!!!!!!!!!!!1 it is H A A R P dumb asses!!!!!!!!!!!1

September 18 2013 at 2:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ObscureNox

Not sure about Virginia, but if that's really a "roll" cloud they're quite common in Michigan. I snapped one with my phone earlier this year...just because it looked interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6S9o1lNE1U#t=8m13s

September 18 2013 at 1:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cory

Well if all they got was a photo and not a video then, how do we know it lasted as little a time as they claim it lasted? Oh...let's just take their word for it. I want video or, I'm not buying their BS.

September 18 2013 at 12:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ljtamore

because the cloud was formed by HAARP idiot!

September 18 2013 at 2:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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