Photographer Captures Beautiful but Dangerous Cloud Formation on Phone

Shelf clouds are one of nature‘s most beautiful displays. These stunning features are seen during thunderstorms and always garner attention and admiration. In this video, a man captures a shelf cloud moving over Commerce, Georgia on July 16, 2021.

A shelf cloud is a type of cloud formation that occurs along the leading edge of a gust front in a thunderstorm. It is a lowhanging, welldefined, wedgeshaped formation that can sometimes be mistaken for a tornado. However, a shelf cloud is more than a tornado and is associated with squall lines or bow echoes, which can generate damaging winds. The most intense type of thunderstorm is known as a “derecho.”

Shelf clouds are so photogenic they’ve become very popular on social media. They are often confused with wall clouds, with the main difference being wall clouds are smaller, more compact and rotate.

Enjoy this wonder of nature in the short clip below and tell us what you think in the comments.

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