Shelf cloud over farmhouse - near Memphis, Missouri
Shelf cloud over farmhouse - near Memphis, Missouri

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Caption   A dramatic shelf cloud approaches a farmhouse east of Memphis, Missouri, on the afternoon of June 22, 2015. Shelf clouds form when cold, dense air from a thunderstorm's downdraft flows underneath and lifts warm, moist air surrounding the storm. The blue-green color of the precipitation core comes from hail suspended in the storm.
Photo Id   w3185-fe2c-22827
Date and Time   June 22, 2015   7:40 PM
Location   near Memphis, Missouri
latitude 40° 27' 19.1" N       longitude 92° 4' 12.9" W
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Keywords   shelf cloud, arcus cloud, squall line, storm, thunderstorm, hail, gust front, outflow boundary, downdraft, outflow, weather, Memphis, Missouri, Scotland County, MO, United States, house, farm, farmhouse, rural, dramatic, danger, dangerous, ominous, menacing, threatening, frightening, risk, peril, hazard, blue, landscape, works of man
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