Strong Storms Hit Parts Of Coastal New Jersey Earlier This Evening! (credit: Jersey Shore Hurricane News)
DISCUSSION: As strong to severe thunderstorms roared through coastal sections of New Jersey earlier this evening, there are unbelievably majestic storm structure observed. One such example is the storm structure observed in and around Lakewood, New Jersey (as well as areas to the north and south of there). Having said that, in the image below, you can clearly see a picture-perfect shelf cloud moving directly over the boardwalk adjacent to the beach and shoreline in parts of Central to Northern New Jersey. The feature in the image below is a classic shelf cloud which generally forms as a result of warm air being rapidly lifted over the leading edge of the cooler air rushing away from the leading portion of the approaching thunderstorm. Along with the presence of this gorgeous shelf cloud earlier this evening there was also impressive lightning on display in association with these severe thunderstorms which affected parts of coastal New Jersey! To learn more about other high-impact weather events from across North America, be sure to click here!