SPECTACULAR SHELF CLOUD ONLY DAYS AGO IN CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY! (credit: Mark Russo via WeatherNation)
DISCUSSION: As strong thunderstorms slowly move eastward near sections of Central to Southern New Jersey, very impressive storm structure developed during the afternoon hours of June 7th. Namely, in the way of gorgeous shelf cloud such as this one which was observed over in Cape May, New Jersey (located near the southern tip of New Jersey). Shelf clouds typically form as a result of rising motion that occurs along the leading edge of an incoming thunderstorm due to cooler air rising above warmer air typically positioned in front of a thunderstorm's leading edge. The shelf cloud feature forms as a result of intense condensation of water vapor along that leading edge of the approaching thunderstorm as seen in the image below as taken by Mark Russo! To learn more about other high-impact weather from across the United States, be sure to click here!