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July 11, 2013:
storms and shelf cloud on Florida's Space Coast

July 11, 2013: Storms set up in a line moving northeast across Brevard County, Florida, today. An outflow boundary was evident on radar, resulting in an undulating shelf cloud of varying drama. I stayed ahead of the line from Rockledge to Port Canaveral, snapping photos along the way. Share

A line of storms moves northeast over Florida's Space Coast on July 11, 2013. Video by Chris Kridler.

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    The line of storms approached me in north Rockledge, with pileus lit by the descending sun. Photo by Chris Kridler, ChrisKridler.com, SkyDiary.com
    Interesting scud clouds rose under this part of the line. Photo by Chris Kridler, ChrisKridler.com, SkyDiary.com
    The whale's mouth follows the leading edge of the outflow. Photo by Chris Kridler, ChrisKridler.com, SkyDiary.com
    The raggedy shelf cloud, looking south. Photo by Chris Kridler, ChrisKridler.com, SkyDiary.com
    Here's the whale's mouth, looking north toward Cocoa. Photo by Chris Kridler, ChrisKridler.com, SkyDiary.com
    Stopped in rush-hour traffic, I shot a photo of the whale's-mouth sky behind the Florida Key Lime Pie Company. Photo by Chris Kridler, ChrisKridler.com, SkyDiary.com
    I got east of the line on S.R. 520 and stopped to photograph the pretty bow in the shelf to the south. Photo by Chris Kridler, ChrisKridler.com, SkyDiary.com
    Here's the view looking west-northwest. Photo by Chris Kridler, ChrisKridler.com, SkyDiary.com
    The shelf cloud advanced. Photo by Chris Kridler, ChrisKridler.com, SkyDiary.com
    And here it comes ... Photo by Chris Kridler, ChrisKridler.com, SkyDiary.com
    I couldn't get ahead of it again. Here's the sky at Port Canaveral as the line overtook me. Photo by Chris Kridler, ChrisKridler.com, SkyDiary.com
    A sailboat scurries for home at Port Canaveral as the storms move in. Photo by Chris Kridler, ChrisKridler.com, SkyDiary.com


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