A shelf cloud preceded a thunderstorm across Maryland on July 6, with one local resident capturing footage of the sequence of weather events over the course of the evening.
Logan Giles captured drone footage of the shelf cloud, which he described as “mammoth,” from near the Indian River Inlet on Delaware’s coast before continuing his travels to Goldsboro, Maryland, where he encountered the anticipated thunderstorm.
The National Weather Service warned of wind gusts that could reach 70 mph before the onset of the storm. Giles estimated that the thunderstorm in the footage he captured may have included 40 mph winds.
“I was storm-chasing in Delmarva yesterday hoping for an appreciable storm,” Giles told Storyful.
He added, “There was a lot of lightning, the most I’ve ever seen. The experience was awesome.” Credit: Logan Giles via Storyful