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Posted at 7:15 PM ET, 06/19/2008

Photography: Tidal Basin Storm Clouds

By Kevin Ambrose

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A shelf or roll cloud associated with a thunderstorm Monday night moves quickly north of D.C.

The cold front that blasted through the D.C. area Monday night was accompanied by some scattered, fast-moving thunderstorms. The above photo, which I took from the Jefferson Memorial, shows a shelf or roll cloud associated with a thunderstorm that raced just north of D.C. There was lightning, but it was mostly obscured by the low clouds.

Keep reading for a sequence of photos, each taken roughly 30 seconds apart. Also, see our full forecast through the weekend.

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The edge of the shelf or roll cloud begins to move over the Washington Monument, catching the light from the monument's spotlights.

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The light from the Washington Monument's spotlights cast a beam under the edge of the thunderstorm clouds.

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The fast-moving shelf or roll cloud is moving past the Tidal Basin, giving the northern parts of D.C. a glancing blow. This photo was taken 90 seconds after the first photo in this post.

By Kevin Ambrose  | June 19, 2008; 7:15 PM ET
Categories:  Photography  
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