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1. High Surf Advisory for: Coastal Palm Beach County

2. Rip Current Statement for: Coastal Palm Beach County

3. Rip Current Statement for: Coastal Broward County; Coastal Miami Dade County

4. High Surf Advisory for: Coastal Duval; Flagler; St. Johns

5. Rip Current Statement for: Coastal Duval; Flagler; St. Johns

6. Rip Current Statement for: Coastal Nassau

7. Coastal Flood Advisory for: Clay; Inland Duval; Putnam

8. Coastal Flood Advisory for: Coastal Duval; Flagler; St. Johns

9. Flood Warning for: Alachua; Columbia; Gilchrist

10. Flood Warning for: Columbia; Gilchrist; Suwannee

11. Flood Warning for: Brevard

12. Flood Warning for: Lake; Volusia

13. Flood Warning for: Lake; Volusia

14. Flood Warning for: Seminole

15. Flood Warning for: Seminole

16. Flood Warning for: Citrus

17. Flood Warning for: Pasco; Sumter

18. Flood Warning for: Polk

19. Flood Warning for: Citrus; Levy

20. Flood Warning for: Hernando; Pasco

21. Flood Warning for: Pasco

22. Flood Warning for: DeSoto

23. Rip Current Statement for: Coastal Volusia County; Indian River; Martin; Northern Brevard County; Southern Brevard County; St. Lucie

24. High Surf Advisory for: Coastal Volusia County; Indian River; Martin; Northern Brevard County; Southern Brevard County; St. Lucie

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Weather Topic: What are Shelf Clouds?

Home - Education - Cloud Types - Shelf Clouds

shelf clouds Next Topic: Wall Clouds

A shelf cloud is similar to a wall cloud, but forms at the front of a storm cloud, instead of at the rear, where wall clouds form.

A shelf cloud is caused by a series of events set into motion by the advancing storm; first, cool air settles along the ground where precipitation has just fallen. As the cool air is brought in, the warmer air is displaced, and rises above it, because it is less dense. When the warmer air reaches the bottom of the storm cloud, it begins to cool again, and the resulting condensation is a visible shelf cloud.

Next Topic: Wall Clouds

Weather Topic: What is Condensation?

Home - Education - Precipitation - Condensation

condensation Next Topic: Drizzle

Condensation is the process which creates clouds, and therefore it is a crucial process in the water cycle. Condensation is the change of matter from a state of gas into a state of liquid, and it happens because water molecules release heat into the atmosphere and become organized into a more closely packed structure, what we might see as water droplets.

Water is always present in the air around us as a vapor, but it's too small for us to see. When water undergoes the process of condensation it becomes organized into visible water droplets. You've probably seen condensation happen before on the surface of a cold drink!

Next Topic: Drizzle