If you take the time to look up, mother nature will often provide you with a treat. Did you spot the cool roll clouds this afternoon?

On my way into work this afternoon, I was traveling west on a country road south of Clare, IL came across this awesome cloud that looked like a rolling pin.

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The Stateline experienced some heavy rain which finally let up after 2 p.m. on Wednesday Afternoon, on the other side of the clouds looking west, was sunshine, but first, the roll cloud had to pass.

Here is what the roll cloud looked like in Algonquin earlier Wednesday afternoon.

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A roll cloud is quite rare and is defined as

A type of arcus cloud—low, horizontal formations typically associated with thunderstorms. Depending on the conditions, a roll cloud "can last for several hours and extend for several hundred miles

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