IMPRESSIVE VIEW OF MAMMATUS CLOUDS OVER ELEKTROUGLI, RUSSIA EARLIER TODAY! (credit: Anastasia Ulyakhina via Meteo Europe)
DISCUSSION: Looking over towards Eastern Europe and Western Russia, there was yet another round of rather impressive storms complete with areas of gorgeous mammatus clouds as seen below! These clouds predominantly form due to the presence of strong sinking motion both near and just beneath the cloud base due to the strong gradients in moisture and/or ice content. Just a very impressive display of mammatus clouds across Western Russia! For more high-impact weather content across Europe, click here!