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Unique cloud spotted in Rutland

A shelf cloud hovered over the Rutland YMCA Wednesday evening. - Contributed - Lynne Nordstrom
A shelf cloud hovered over the Rutland YMCA Wednesday evening.
— image credit: Contributed - Lynne Nordstrom

Capital News reader Lynne Nordstrom sent in a photo of a shelf cloud hovered over the Rutland YMCA Wednesday evening.

According to Doug Lundquist, meteorologist with Environment Canada, the cloud has nothing to do with a tornado; rather, is caused due to humid air and a strong updraft.

"It's usually an indication of heavy rainfall," said Lundquist.

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