Photo of the Day: Wrigley Field looked ominous last night


Wrigley Field: the Foreboding Confines:

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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 22: A general view of the field during the fifth inning of a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 22, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Those clouds are known as¬†Mammatus clouds, which tend to look especially dramatic in the late evening, as the setting sun reflects off the parts that hang down. Often people think that these things are harbingers of tornados, but that’s not usually true. In fact, you tend to see those after the worst of a serious storm has passed, even if the just-passed storm was gnarly.

Thanks, retired meteorologist dad!