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Thunderstorms produce Shelf Cloud over Waukesha, WI

May 06, 2012
A stormy pattern has been persistent over Wisconsin the past week that brought periods of showers and thunderstorms including, flooding rains, strong winds and hail across the state. On Sunday, persistent storms developed during the morning and tracked east across southern Wisconsin.

Shelf Cloud moves towards Waukesha, Wisconsin - May 6, 2012Cloud to Ground Lightning Strike - Waukesha, Wisconsin - May 6, 2012

A beautiful shelf cloud made an appearance out ahead of the line of storms over the Waukesha sky. The storm did prompt a severe thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service. The radar velocity data showed strong winds racing east across Waukesha county. The storm contained heavy rain and frequent cloud to ground lightning and gusty winds. The warning was cancelled 20 minutes after issuance as the storm continued to weaken over Milwaukee County.

Reflectivity shows strong storms over Waukesha County, Wisconsin - May 6, 2012Radar Velocity shows strong winds crossing Waukesha County, Wisconsin - May 6, 2012Radar Velocity shows strong winds crossing Waukesha County, Wisconsin - May 6, 2012

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