Thu, Feb 09, 2012
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Slang for lumpy protrusions on the edges, and sometimes the
underside, of a thunderstorm anvil. They usually appear on the
upwind side of a back-sheared anvil, and indicate rapid expansion
of the anvil due to the presence of a very strong updraft. They are
not mammatus clouds. See also cumuliform anvil and anvil
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