Ragged gust front with fractus cloud fingers - Shreveport, Louisiana
Ragged gust front with fractus cloud fingers - Shreveport, Louisiana

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Caption   A ragged shelf cloud associated with a thunderstorm's gust front advances north along Interstate 49 near Shreveport, Louisiana, on June 14, 2015. The fingers hanging down from the horizontal shelf are fractus clouds. Shelf clouds form when cold, dense air from a thunderstorm's downdraft flows underneath and lifts warm, moist air surrounding the storm.
Photo Id   w6979-388a-78475
Date and Time   June 14, 2015   5:50 PM
Location   Shreveport, Louisiana
latitude 32° 23' 1.4" N       longitude 93° 45' 7.8" W
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Keywords   shelf cloud, fractus cloud, arcus cloud, storm, thunderstorm, gust front, outflow boundary, downdraft, outflow, weather, Shreveport, De Soto Parish, Louisiana, LA, United States, ominous, spooky
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