Wilmington National Weather Service captures ‘fall streak’ clouds across Cape Fear
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There’s always a reason to look up.
Thursday afternoon, ‘Fall Streak’ (or ‘Hole Punch’) clouds could be seen across the Cape Fear.
The unique cloud formations are caused when an airplane flying through a supercooled cloud deck transitions part of it into ice crystals.
Ice crystals fall out of the clouds, leaving a streak/hole behind, according to the Wilmington National Weather Service.