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Timelapse Video Captures Rare Full Cloud Inversion Inside the Grand Canyon

Timelapse Video Captures Rare Full Cloud Inversion Inside the Grand Canyon

May 17, 2017

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Kate Sierzputowski

Although rare, full cloud inversions are something we know well here, covering the same phenomena over the last few years both here and here. This particular timelapse video by filmmaker Harun Mehmedinovic captures how beautifully the descending clouds imitate waves when trapped within the Grand Canyon, undulating against the uppermost edges of the natural wonder’s deep valley. More



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Temperature Inversion Causes the Grand Canyon to Flood with Clouds

Temperature Inversion Causes the Grand Canyon to Flood with Clouds

Dec.15.14

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Christopher

Photo by Maci MacPherson for Grand Canyon National Park

Photo by Maci MacPherson for Grand Canyon National Park

Photo by Maci MacPherson for Grand Canyon National Park

Photo by Maci MacPherson for Grand Canyon National Park

Photo by Maci MacPherson for Grand Canyon National Park
Almost a year to the week after an extremely rare temperature inversion caused the Grand Canyon to fill with clouds, the phenomenon happened again. More



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Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon

Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon

Dec.3.13

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Christopher

Last week on November 29th the Grand Canyon experienced a rare temperature inversion where cool air began to rise from the bottom of the canyon and met warm air above creating low level clouds. Apparently this type of thing happens once or twice a year, but almost never with clear skies which provided an unprecedented once-in-a-decade view of the canyon filled to the rim with fog. Several photographers were on hand including Ben Mayberry who captured some amazing panoramic shots, and Paul Lettieri managed to shoot a timelapse of the event. More