Lenticular Cloud Exhibit ~Lenticulars ~ The Spectacular Clouds of Mount Shasta Many unusual lenticular clouds form over Mount Shasta. Come learn about the science as to why lenticular clouds occur. Be fascinated by legends and the lore surrounding lenticular clouds! Beautiful Mount Shasta is further enhanced by these amazing clouds! These sunlit clouds were seen at sunrise in Shasta Valley. Lenticular clouds are constant streams of condensing and evaporating wind currents. Layers of moister and dryer air cause this spectacular formation. Beautiful colors in lenticular clouds are seen at sunrise and sunset. The unusual shapes of the lenticular clouds have caused many legends to arise, including stories of UFOs. The Mount Shasta area is known for its wide variety of lenticular clouds. This occurs because of the moist air from the ocean encountering the mountain that obstructs its pathway like a rock in a river of water. Photographers and artists have always enjoyed making images of these spectacular clouds. Kevin Lahey, a local professional photographer, has spent 35 years photographing these amazing cloud formations. Mt. Shasta has many unique varieties of lenticular clouds, but the clouds do occur all over the world.