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A few cloud video clips have been packaged in time-lapse fashion from much longer source video. Time-lapse speeds range from 10x to over 40x. Most of our cloud video, both realtime and timelapse-packaged, can be further accelerated in post-production for even faster cloud motion effects. See also our SD (standard-definition) video library.

# HD-MOC-061011A - Severe thunderstorm passes over St. Louis

Date filmed: June 10, 2011
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Ominous clouds approach and pass over downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Arch during a severe thunderstorm in late spring.

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# HD-WVC-060408A - Bow echo thunderstorm shelf cloud

Date filmed: June 4, 2008
Location: Sissonville, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime / timelapse
Class: HD Premium

Description: A well-defined, ominous shelf cloud looms over Sissonville, West Virginia as the crest of a damaging bow echo thunderstorm complex races in.

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# HD-TXC-050109A - Thunderstorm cumulonimbus timelapse

Date filmed: May 1, 2009
Location: Seymour, Texas
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: Time-lapse of a beautiful sunlit cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) in rural Texas.

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# HD-WVC-062808A - Thunderstorm Shelf Cloud over Downtown

Date filmed: June 28, 2008
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime / timelapse
Class: HD Premium

Description: A well-defined, ominous shelf cloud plows toward and over downtown Charleston, West Virginia as lightning flashes.

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# HD-ILC-061510A - Ominous severe thunderstorm clouds

Date filmed: June 15, 2010
Location: Ingraham, Illinois
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: Ominous and threatening clouds as a severe thunderstorm bears down on the rural Illinois countryside.

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# HD-WVC-070908A - Thunderstorm Shelf Cloud over Downtown II

Date filmed: July 9, 2008
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime / timelapse
Class: HD Premium

Description: A well-defined, ominous shelf cloud charges over downtown Charleston, West Virginia as lightning flashes. Heavy rain envelops the city with close lightning and loud thunder.

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# HD-WVC-062808B - Heavy rain curtains and mountains

Date filmed: June 28, 2008
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime / timelapse
Class: HD Basic/B-Roll

Description: Curtains of approaching heavy rain sweep in in front of mountains during a summer storm.

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# HD-WVC-060108A - Cumulonimbus cloud timelapse II

Date filmed: June 1, 2008
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime / timelapse
Class: HD Basic/B-Roll

Description: Cumulonimbus clouds boil below blue skies as storms develop near Charleston, West Virginia.

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# HD-MOC-060707A - Advancing Storm and Heavy Rain

Date filmed: June 7, 2007
Location: Moberly, Missouri
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime/Timelapse
Class: HD Premium

Description: A storm ominously advances toward the camera, with dense heavy rain overspreading the background.

Preview clip, 1.2MB

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# HD-MOC-060707B - Advancing Storm Clouds

Date filmed: June 7, 2007
Location: Moberly, Missouri
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime/Timelapse
Class: HD Premium

Description: Ominous storm clouds advance over a herd of cows in the rural Missouri countryside.

Preview clip, 1.3MB

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# HD-WVC-071406A - Shelf Cloud Overtakes City

Date filmed: July 14, 2006
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Timelapse/Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: A strong thunderstorm's gust front and resulting massive shelf cloud overtake downtown Charleston. The ominous, striated 'stacked plate' shelf cloud approaches, then passes over the city as a boiling, black mass - turning the early evening daylight into instant darkness and swallowing up every bright area in the sky. Video was shot and indexed in realtime, allowing for any speed of post-production timelapse.

Preview clip, 3.6MB

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# HD-KSC-042407B - Ominous and Turbulent Clouds

Date filmed: April 24, 2007
Location: Geneseo, Kansas
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime/Timelapse
Class: HD Standard

Description: Ominous, turbulent clouds on the underside of a shelf cloud make for a dramatic scene above the Kansas plains.

Sample Clip, 2.0MB

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# HD-ILC-040206A - Rotating Cloud Approaches

Date filmed: April 2, 2006
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: A rotating cloud from a tornado-warned storm comes directly at the camera as sirens blare.

Sample Clip, 12.1MB

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# HD-OHC-110805A - Storm Clouds & Rain Curtains

Date filmed: November 8, 2005
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio
Total footage: 02:32
Scenes: 4 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: Curtains of rain fall beneath dark, threatening clouds as they approach. Lightning flickers periodically.

Preview clip, 4.0MB

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# HD-OKC-050407A - LP Supercell at Sunset

Date filmed: May 4, 2007
Location: Mooreland, Oklahoma
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime/Timelapse
Class: HD Standard

Description: A graceful LP supercell moves northward in front of the setting sun in rural Oklahoma.

Preview clip, 1.3MB

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# HD-NEC-052306A - Approaching Shelf Cloud with Lightning

Date filmed: May 23, 2006
Location: Hebron, Nebraska
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime/Timelapse
Class: HD Standard

Description: A dark, menacing shelf cloud from a severe thunderstorm approaches at sunset, quickly darkening the skies while lightning flickers.

Preview clip, 1.2MB

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# HD-KSC-042407A - Rainbow and Pump Jacks

Date filmed: April 24, 2007
Location: Geneseo, Kansas
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: A brilliant rainbow dominates the sky behind working oil pump jacks on the Kansas plains.

Preview clip, 5.0MB

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# HD-NEC-052306B - Rain Curtains Envelop Setting Sun

Date filmed: May 23, 2006
Location: Hebron, Nebraska
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime/Timelapse
Class: HD Standard

Description: Rain curtains from a severe thunderstorm intensify next to the setting sun, eventually obscuring it.

Preview clip, 816KB

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# HD-OHC-110805B - Storm Clouds Overhead

Date filmed: November 8, 2005
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio
Total footage: 01:14
Scenes: 2 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Basic/B-Roll

Description: Dark, ominous storm clouds move overhead.

Preview clip, 1.8MB

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# HD-WVC-060406A - Cumulonimbus Cloud Timelapse

Date filmed: June 4, 2006
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Timelapse/Realtime
Class: HD Basic/B-Roll

Description: Cumulonimbus clouds boil below deep blue skies as storms move through Charleston, West Virginia.

Preview clip, 597KB

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# HD-PAC-061906A - Cumulonimbus Clouds over Pittsburgh

Date filmed: June 19, 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Basic/ B-Roll

Description: Cumulonimbus clouds grow behind skyscrapers in downtown Pittsburgh on a stormy June day.

Preview clip, 7.4MB

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# HD-INC-111505B - Dark Clouds & Heavy Rain

Date filmed: November 15, 2005
Location: Griffin, Indiana
Total footage: 01:10
Scenes: 2 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: A tornado-warned supercell looms with dark clouds and shafts of heavy rain.

Preview clip, 2.4MB

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# HD-INC-111505A - Rapidly Advancing Rain Shaft

Date filmed: November 15, 2005
Location: Cynthiana, Indiana
Total footage: 00:26
Scenes: 1 clip
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: A massive, ominous wall of rain rapidly engulfs the Indiana countryside. A grove of trees vanishes into the rain.

Preview clip, 14.6MB

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# HD-OHC-110805C - Approaching Shelf Cloud

Date filmed: November 8, 2005
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio
Total footage: 03:01
Scenes: 1 clip
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: An ominous shelf cloud from an approaching thunderstorm moves over a highway, with rain curtains and flickering lightning beneath it.

Preview clip, 2.2MB

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# HD-WVC-111408A - Valley Fog Covers City

Date filmed: November 14, 2008
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Basic/B-Roll

Description: An impressive layer of dense valley fog covers downtown Charleston, West Virginia, flowing below the ridgetops like a river of clouds. The sun comes up, burning off the fog and revealing the city.

Preview clip, 3.7MB

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# HD-WVC-033006A - Valley Fog Flows Over City

Date filmed: March 30, 2006
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Basic/B-Roll

Description: An impressive layer of dense valley fog covers downtown Charleston, West Virginia, flowing below the ridgetops like a river of clouds.

Preview clip, 3.7MB

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# HD-PAC-061906B - Stormy Skies at Sunset

Date filmed: June 19, 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Basic/ B-Roll

Description: A distant thunderstorm and gray clouds are accented by the setting sun as storms move in.

Preview clip, 7.4MB

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# HD-KYC-111505A - Early Morning Rainbow

Date filmed: November 15, 2005
Location: Ashland, Kentucky
Total footage: 01:00
Scenes: 5 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Basic/B-Roll

Description: An early morning rainbow accents the sky above interstate traffic and various scenic views in eastern Kentucky.

Preview clip, 3.0MB

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# HD-WVC-120405A - Fog Flows Over Interstate

Date filmed: December 4, 2005
Location: Alta, West Virginia
Total footage: 03:28
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Basic/B-Roll

Description: A spectacular bank of fog flows over Interstate 64 in the West Virginia mountains. Waves form in the fog as it moves across the highway.

Sample Clip, 9.2MB

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# HD-NCC-112905A - Heavy Rain Engulfs Raleigh

Date filmed: November 29, 2005
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Total footage: 00:52
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Basic/B-Roll

Description: A core of heavy rain quickly sweeps into downtown Raleigh, engulfing the city.

Sample Clip, 16.2MB

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