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 low–hanging, well–defined, wedge–shaped 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.”
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