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What cloud is this? Here's how it formed in North Texas on Tuesday

Meteorologist Jesse Hawila says this is called virga.

TEXAS, USA — A wispy, pink cloud caught the eye of viewer Mike Mollo on Tuesday in Lantana.

Meteorologist Jesse Hawila says this is called virga, which happens when precipitation is falling and evaporating well above the surface.

It's when rain never makes it to the ground.

The waviness or kink in those streaks is from it moving through different wind speeds as it drops.

"When the air beneath a cloud is very dry, precipitation falling through it evaporates before reaching Earth’s surface. What’s left are feathery streaks extending from the cloud’s base, capturing the path the rain or ice took before becoming water vapor," according to the National Weather Service.

Credit: Mike Mollo

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