“Wavy” cloud formations spotted across Central Texas

Wednesday morning brought increasing low cloudiness across the KXAN viewing area, but it was the formations those clouds were creating that had many folks grabbing their cameras and snapping photos. So why were the clouds taking on such a “wavy” shape? The cloud formation many witnessed is called “asperitus” or  “undulatus asperatus,” which means “agitated waves.” This “undulation” or wave-like motion in the atmosphere is created by ocean-like waves of air moving horizontally, meeting up with a deck of developing low clouds. And voilà…you’ve got waves in the sky! The cloud formations only recently received their own designation in the International Cloud…