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062409 - Ominous Outflow!!! | by NebraskaSC Severe Weather Photography Videography
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062409 - Ominous Outflow!!!

June 24, 2009 - Kearney Nebraska US


Check out this Incredible Shelf Cloud....


This cool, sinking air from a storm cloud's downdraft spreads out across the surface with the leading edge called a gust front. This outflow undercuts warm air being drawn into the storm's updraft. As the cool air lifts the warm moist air, water condenses creating a cloud which often rolls with the different winds above and below (wind shear).


Just enough juice for Mother Nature to do her thing. This was not a severe storm when in came into Kearney from the South. Not enough shear for it to become tornadic.


Most of these captures came from south of Kearney, about 14-15 miles. Just a beautiful shelf cloud and perfect conditions for this storm.


Had to drive like a banshee to get back in front of the storm once it got to close. Last few captures in this set are on the very southern outskirts of Kearney


By far my best of 2009, but were not done yet. Our dry season starts in about 2 weeks. We'll see how the rest of the season go for severe weather!!


I hope everyone enjoys this set as much as I had taking them!


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Taken on June 24, 2009