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Rare, undulating clouds enchant visitors in Grand Teton

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Mysterious clouds over Grand Teton National Park. Mysterious clouds over Grand Teton National Park.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -

A bizarre sheet of undulating clouds kept tourists and even veteran National Park Service employees enchanted for hours in Grand Teton National Park.

Drivers stopped along the park's main highway to gaze in awe and shoot photos of the rare phenomenon hovering over Grand Teton mountain. At 13,775 feet above sea level, the Grand is the highest point in the Teton Range.

Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the shape-shifting clouds Thursday morning at times appeared like a billowing handkerchief or seagull with its beak touching the Grand summit. Skaggs says she'd never seen anything like it her nearly 40 years in Jackson Hole.

National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Jones says the lenticular clouds resulted from an unusual combination of strong wind and moisture around the mountaintop.

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