Shelf cloud

Shelf cloud

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Caption: Shelf cloud over a wind farm in rural Kansas, USA. A shelf cloud forms when rain-cooled air from a thunderstorm drops beneath the cloud and moves out from under it. This pushes warm air up over the top of the cloud, forming a leading edge that can run the whole length of a storm system.

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