Like a scene out of Close Encounters!

They look quite ominous, and if you’ve ever been near one, they can seem pretty scary…but they actually they pack more “bark than bite”. Well at least the cloud formation itself…called a “shelf cloud”. But you can bet when something like this forms, there’s almost always some power thunderstorms in the mix. This video of a giant shelf cloud was shot in Clovis New Mexico. ~ Ron O’