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Shelf clouds explained

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Mar 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-30 20:12:37-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A shelf cloud is a very photogenic cloud associated with a strong thunderstorm capable of producing damaging wind gusts.

Shelf clouds can be spotted from miles away and can stretch miles long.

As a shelf cloud moves through, onlookers will notice high winds and a big drop in temperatures, followed by rain and sometimes hail.