Mammatus clouds, named for their similarity to the female anatomy, are generally a sign of unsettled weather. They often appear before a storm, heralding the unstable air mass that follows, but they can also show up after the fact. These mammatus clouds over Camp Verde came on the heels of a brief monsoon shower, just in time for sunset.
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