cumulonimbus cumulonimbus


  • (n) a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity; associated with thunderstorms



  1. In age of cumulonimbus architectural spectacle, of swooping expressionism and angular deconstruction, the new MOMA opted for the subdued forms of classic right-angled Modernism.
  2. Finally, after a parting punch at Pea Ridge, the twister petered out under the sullen, sultry cumulonimbus that had spawned it.
  3. Black cumulonimbus clouds rolled in on New York City, darkening the afternoon sky up to nearly 40,000 ft.


  1. PHOTOS: Freaky cloud formations paint a scary sky over San Antonio

    Ominous storm clouds rolled into the San Antonio area on Friday afternoon, causing some KENS 5 viewers to grab their cameras and quickly send photos of a few funnel-like phenomenons. Despite their scary appearance, KENS 5's Bill Taylor said they are just impressive cumulonimbus clouds. >> Click here to launch the slideshow!
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KENS 5 San Antonio

  2. Sun and rainbows in Seattle

    “TCU all quads” (towering cumulonimbus all quadrants of the sky). That is the meteorological term for thunderstorms around the area. The big puffy white clouds that surround us. They are producing heavy passing showers and breezy conditions. Most of the …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Q13 FOX Seattle

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