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16 May 2015:
Beautiful layered shelf cloud in Nebraska

May 16, 2015: After a difficult couple of days dealing with car issues after hitting a deer, I got a rental and did a mini-chase in Nebraska between McCook and Holbrook. I waited for middling storms to make their way to me, and they formed a beautiful if short-lived layered shelf cloud. Share

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    East of McCook, I waited for storms to move toward me.
    At first, there wasn't much structure.
    I loved the tracks stretching to the storm.
    A nice shelf cloud started to form.
    The shape became more defined.
    Beautiful striations formed in the shelf cloud.
    Road to beauty.
    I tried to keep ahead of the shelf cloud.
    The storm weakened, but it ended prettily, with a few mammatus above the shelf cloud.

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