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Old 08-23-2018, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Isanti County, Minnesota
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This is a photo of a shelf cloud taken from the Acorn Vista on the Talimena National Scenic Byway near Mena, Arkansas. The weatherman man on Channel 7 in Little Rock posted it on his Facebook site. 8/17/2018. I now live in Mena.
That is really cool. I'm a weather enthusiast and love to see stuff like that. Thanks for posting.

Btw, Mena is a gorgeous area. I love the Ouachita's where they straddle Arkansas and Oklahoma. That is some of the most underrated scenery in our nation.
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Old 08-23-2018, 11:06 AM
 
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Thanks. I heard that there was a storm coming so I went up on the mountain and waited for almost 3 hours to get that shot. There was an outflow cloud that came through about 15-20 minutes before that shelf cloud but my photo came out too out of focus. I mean, you can see it. Just not too clearly. It was a very dark cloud and dropped the temp at least 20 degrees when it went over.
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Old 08-23-2018, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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This is a photo of a shelf cloud taken from the Acorn Vista on the Talimena National Scenic Byway near Mena, Arkansas. The weatherman man on Channel 7 in Little Rock posted it on his Facebook site. 8/17/2018. I now live in Mena.
Beautiful! Looks like it was probably packing some winds. I've seen some similar here, it's as if the bottom portion hugs the top of the mountains as it passes over.
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Isanti County, Minnesota
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Thanks. I heard that there was a storm coming so I went up on the mountain and waited for almost 3 hours to get that shot. There was an outflow cloud that came through about 15-20 minutes before that shelf cloud but my photo came out too out of focus. I mean, you can see it. Just not too clearly. It was a very dark cloud and dropped the temp at least 20 degrees when it went over.

I do that, too. I love to watch, photograph and video extreme weather. I'll stand out there forever. You live in a primo area for storm front photo ops. That stretch from Mena, up to Ft. Smith, over to Conway and down to Little Rock gets powerful thunderstorm activity pretty routinely......and the clouds coming over the mountains makes for spectacular imagery. Well done, post more if you have them please.
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:34 PM
 
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Here's a strange formation that I captured several years ago from my front porch in Mena. 2014.
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Isanti County, Minnesota
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Now I want to play. We took this not too far from Arkadelphia as we were riding west on I-30 heading back to Dallas from Hot Springs in summer, 2016. It was a monster line of thunderstorms that produced heavy, blinding rains.
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Old 08-24-2018, 03:20 AM
 
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Very nice. I would have tried to get that one too..........In this one taken from my front yard, notice how the clouds in the middle look like they're bursting out of a hole in the thunderstorm.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, Ark
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I love wall clouds also. This is one that came over our house when we were living in Omaha, Ne in 2006.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:35 AM
 
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I love wall clouds also. This is one that came over our house when we were living in Omaha, Ne in 2006.
That's a great shot. Those shelf/wall clouds are amazing. I really don't know the difference between a shelf and a wall cloud. The Channel 7 weatherman in Little Rock (Todd Yakoubian) said my pic was a shelf cloud.
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, Ark
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That's a great shot. Those shelf/wall clouds are amazing. I really don't know the difference between a shelf and a wall cloud. The Channel 7 weatherman in Little Rock (Todd Yakoubian) said my pic was a shelf cloud.
It's still a great pic and those whatever clouds are amazing to watch!! And your other one of the bursting cloud is awesome.

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