People were pretty sure the world was ending when they were hanging out at a beach in Australia and saw a cray cray looking cloud coming their way. It's so insane looking, pics of the cloud-wave went viral...and everyone thought it was Photoshopped!
Now, meteorologists are weighing in, assuring everyone that the picture is real AF. The cloud is a natural phenomenon and not a sign of the End of Days. It's called an Arcus cloud, and it occurs when downdrafts and updrafts of air meet ahead of a thunderstorm of cold front.
Apparently warm air is pushed up at the front, which then condenses and causes the cloud to look like a shelf. But according to Weather.com, the clouds do mean something is coming: "As the shelf cloud passes, you feel an abrupt shift in wind direction and increased wind speed, followed within minutes by heavy rain or hail. Wind gusts once the shelf cloud has passed may be quite strong, causing downed trees, tree limbs and power outages."
So if you ever are lucky enough to see this go down in real life, you may have time to snap a few shots. But we'd suggest as soon as you take that selfie, you head for cover!
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