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GMA Dave Trips: Keep Your Head In The Clouds

Stay at Home, Watch the Skies
Posted at 7:00 AM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 08:01:07-04

Since the beginning of time, man has watched the heavens. Rather than take a trip to a specific place, it was time to study the skies.

The clouds over Acadiana can be absolutely stunning. The abundant tropical moisture allows towering clouds to develop as the sun heats the Earth.

Using time lapse, you can get a real feel of the layers and how the winds drive moisture in different directions.

Sometimes a lone cloud desperately tries to become a storm, but the surrounding air mass won't let it mature.

Other systems are more advanced, such as this storm complex. Rotating storms with heavy rain shafts dance over a soybean field in Evangeline Parish. Rolling thunder can be heard for miles.

In the opposite direction, you can see the moisture flowing toward the storm with the contrasting clear skies in the distance. The deep grays bring out the colors of the landscape.

And storms that continue to boil on the coast during the early morning hours. Like mountains, seen from miles away until the lower gray clouds obscure their majestic appearance.