hole in the clouds

A pretty hole in the clouds.
A series of mysterious hole punch clouds appeared in the sky of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on December 29, 2015.

As if these fallstreak clouds punched gaping holes in the skies across the South.

These weird clouds form when water vapor is suspended in subfreezing air, but the vapor has not frozen because there is a lack of particles for it to freeze around.

Interesting cloud formation in Northport, Alabama.

Interesting cloud formation in Northport, Alabama.
When particles are then introduced, the vapor starts to freeze and falls towards the surface, leaving a void or hole at cloud level, but streaks of cloud underneath.

Hole punch clouds in Tuscaloosa, AL

Hole punch clouds in Tuscaloosa, AL

cloud seen over Zachary, Louisiana

Cool cloud seen over Zachary, Louisiana

Cool sky in T-town

Cool sky in T-town

2 clouds in a row

2 in a row

fallstreak hole in Baton Rouge, LA

Fallstreak hole in Baton Rouge, LA

hole punch cloud over Atmore, Al

Hole punch cloud over Atmore, Al
These awesome holes in the clouds were spots in the southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on December 29, 2015.