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Holes over Louisiana

‘Hole punch clouds’, also known as ‘fallstreak holes’, occur when patches of high cloud freeze and fall as ice crystals, leaving a dramatic gap behind. You can see examples of fallstreak holes in our cloud photography gallery. The formations only appear in cloud layers consisting...

Fallstreak Holes (February ’06)

(Click image to enlarge) (Image © Blair Heald) Few of us like to be the first to take the plunge. We hold back at the water’s edge, waiting for others to dive in. Clouds are much the same, as is demonstrated by the phenomenon of...