Nasty Cloud Formation, lots of lightning

Cloud formation in Independence

I took this picture from my house in Independence, just prior to the heavy rains starting, along with lots of lightning strikes. I have counted 15-20 lighting strikes flashing to the ground here in Independence. Lots of rolling thunder.

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Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Oct 7 at 4:54 PM

Thats a shelf cloud, it indicates rotation within the thunderstorm updraft. That storm we had was very intense. I was lucky to still have power that afternoon. Trees were swaying hard and debris was everywhere.

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