What is This Weird Thing in the Sky Above Stockton?

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Photo courtesy: Jamison Mitchell

STOCKTON-

At first glance, it looks like some kind of portal into another dimension – but it’s just a “hole punch cloud.”

FOX40 viewer Jamison Mitchell snapped some pictures of the phenomenon Friday above Bear Creek High School.

A hole punch cloud is when moisture in a cloud is at a temperature that’s below freezing, but the moisture itself isn’t actually frozen.

The scientific term is “fallstreak hole.”

Weather experts say a domino effect with ice crystals punches a hole in a cloud – usually a cirrocumulus or altocumulus.

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