A shelf cloud advancing across the Eastern New Mexico Prairie earlier this month as a marginally severe line of storms marched east. Shelf clouds are not typically our go-to storm cloud shape that we love shooting, but in some circumstances they are as photogenic as anything out there. In this case, the precipitation core was thin/weak enough that the sun was able to shine through and illuminate the entire scene as well as the underside of the shelf, making for a spectacular view. #shelfcloud #weather #NewMexico