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In some cases of explosive updraft velocities, the cumuliform cloud exhibits so-called turrets: grooves in between cumulus. The cloud then grows so quickly that the cumuliform cloud has no time to expand in all directions at once, and the turrets are formed. Turrets are most frequently seen high up in the updraft towers in severe thunderstorms, which are in their maturing phase.

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