Josh Blash wrote in late July, 2016:
Finally we had a storm that didn’t dissipate before it got here. I took this July 23 in Rye, New Hampshire, just after one storm had rolled through. This is a shelf cloud for the approaching storm.
It was vicious when it hit with lightning, hail, and wind that felt like it was going to lift my car off the ground.
Bottom line: Shelf cloud before a storm in New Hampshire, July 23, 2016.
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