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SkyWatch17 Explains: Hole spotted in cloud

Photo courtesy Lorena DLalvay

A midstate woman shared photos with FOX 17 News that showed a hole in the clouds.

As it turns out, SkyWatch17 Meteorologist Justin Chambers said what Lorena DLalvay actually captured on camera was a hole punch cloud.

The "UFO-like" hole usually occurs in winter or colder temperatures.

A lot of time it's caused by jets flying through layers of cold air which cool and condense, making ice or snow.

That precipitation then falls and creates the “hole punch.”

Click here to download the FREE SkyWatch17 Weather App for iPhone, iPad or Android.


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