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  1. I think you may be right, it was probably the leading edge. I know shelf clouds can hang as low as that cloud in my picture, but from what I remember, it didn't have the “typical” appearance of a shelf cloud. What you're seeing in that picture was the only cloud that was hanging from the storm base, like its own fragment or something. All I know is, there was no damage reported, so a tornado is out of the question. Still not sure if it was a wall cloud.
  2. Thank you for the reply. From what I remember, the rain started to come down as I was driving north, where the low-hanging cloud was to me. The cloud itself moved from west to east across the horizon relatively quick. If I had to guess, I'd say there was no rain where the low-hanging cloud itself was, but it moved behind trees and buildings as I was driving and then “dissipated.” The NWS Detroit thought it was a scud cloud; Dr. Greg Forbes thought it was a wall cloud; a local meteorologist thought it was cold-air outflow from a nearby thunderstorm. Obviously, I'm not going to get a definitive answer with a picture like that, but it was hanging awfully low from the cloud above and didn't appear to be detached.
  3. I took this picture of a low-hanging cloud on August 27th, 2016 in Taylor, Michigan around 3-4 p.m. EDT. It's not a good picture that will give me a definitive answer, but you can see a low-hanging cloud across the horizon. It doesn't appear to be detached from the storm base. I didn't have a good view or advantage point to begin with, so I didn't notice any spinning or rotation in it, but it did move across the horizon relatively quick. The SPC only had us in a Marginal risk for severe weather that day. I took this picture of the thunderstorm itself in Lincoln Park, Michigan around 1-2 p.m. EDT.