fallstreak cloud

Bizarre cloud formation in Australia prompts citizens to wonder: Has the end drawn near?

It’s a rare weather phenomena called a “fallstreak hole” that occurs when the water temperature inside a cloud drops to freezing but the water vapor itself cannot freeze because there are not enough “ice nucleation particles” – and man, does it look freaky. Last month citizens of Wonthaggi, Australia (100 miles southeast of Melbourne) were treated to the spectacular sight of a fallstreak hole (also called a fallstreak cloud or punch hole cloud) which had many worried about what was occurring in the skies above them. The strange cloud formation, which looks like an alien ship or portal to another dimension, occurred on November 5, 2014 above the seaside town of Wonthaggi. Panicked residents (thankfully) snapped photos and called local radio stations seeking an explanation for the