Wall clouds generally occur at the back side of thundertorms. These clouds are inflow clouds and tend to slope inward toward the rainy area of the storm. Shelf clouds are often confused with wall clouds. Often a wall cloud will be rotating and is the area of a storm most likely to produce a tornado. These photos do not have the best clarity but they definitely show some amazing wall cloud formations.

1. Wall Cloud With Lightning – Miami, Texas

Wall Cloud With Lightning

Photograph by Brad Smull

 

2. Washita County, Oklahoma

Washita County, Oklahoma

Photograph by NOAA

 

3. Supercell With Wall Cloud, France

Supercell With Wall Cloud, France

Photograph by Matthieu Pron

 

4. Wall Cloud With Tail, Oklahoma-Texas Border

Wall Cloud With Tail, Oklahoma-Texas Border

Photograph by NOAA

 

5. Wall Cloud – Prague, Czech Republic

Wall Cloud - Prague, Czech Republic

Photograph by Robin Duspara