Rare Shelf Cloud At Beach Storm July 18

Rare Shelf Cloud At Beach Storm July 18

OCStormJuly 18 – Some of the best summer storms are at the beach. That is, when you are safely inside, looking over the ocean.  Today, another visual event was seen along the Delaware and Maryland coast. What you see here are shelf clouds with a rare outreach along the gust front. The push of cool air down from the top of the storm interacting with the rising warm moist air ahead of it makes it look like these clouds are stretching down and then flatten out where the air is stable again.

I was tempted to telestrate to show what I mean, but I don’t want to ruin any of these pics. Here are more views  from along the coastline. Also see some of the best beach storm photos over the past year in links at the bottom of this post. There was a plethora of rainbow photos that followed, but I wanted to just focus on this cloud formation for this post. I will share the best rainbow pic later.

Here is a look from north to south. Pretty cool, huh?




This one below is from Lauren Moyer. She spent two years traveling to schools with me on behalf of Cool Kids Campaign with my Wind for Change program. She takes good pics too 🙂








Other Ocean City Storm Posts


Severe Storm Hit Ocean City: Video and Top Photos


Last Year

Shelf Cloud Over Ocean City Nov 7

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New Inlet In Ocean City? Rip Currents Take Toll Again

Ocean City Beach Wall: Rip Currents Carved This Out Saturday

So, This Happened In Ocean City! Storm Pics From Tuesday Aug 11

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Ocean City Storm: Lightning and rainbow pics, flooding video July 20


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