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THUNDER OVER THE BAY

THUNDER OVER THE BAY Photo by Dr. Bill Williams A large thunderstorm (right) over southern Mobile Bay produced an impressive shelf cloud on the morning of July 12, 2016, while a second thunderstorm (left) developed over Baldwin County. Although the shelf cloud appears threatening in this photo, it actually marked the leading edge of cool, gusty winds (gust front) that surged outward from the core of the Mobile Bay thunderstorm. In severe thunderstorms, these gusty winds sometimes reach hurricane force. Photo by Dr. Bill Williams A few dissipating showers and thunderstorms linger near the western shore of Mobile Bay on a humid August evening in 2016.