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VANCOUVER, Wash. — People all over the Portland metro area were awed Wednesday by a unique cloud formation they saw in the skies.

Debbie Lindsay Molden sent us this photo of Asperitas clouds in Vancouver.

Asperitas clouds were added as a new classification by the World Meteorological Organization last year. The word asperitas is Latin for wave-like and roughness.

Click here to learn more about asperitas clouds, and check out KGW's gallery of photos viewers sent us of the cloud formation.

Photos: Asperitas clouds over Portland metro area

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