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Cold Air Funnels Possible This Afternoon & Evening

By · June 29, 2013 at 4:53 pm

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THE ABOVE PIC WAS SENT TO WTHR FROM RUSHVILLE, IT WAS TAKEN AROUND 4PM.

TEXT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: COLD AIR FUNNELS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING… TRAINED SPOTTERS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS HAVE SPOTTED A FEW COLD AIR FUNNELS THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA.

COLD AIR FUNNELS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT FORM IN DEEP…COLD CORE…LARGE SCALE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS. THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS ARE SMOOTH AND NARROW. THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT THESE FUNNELS FORM FROM ARE NOT PARTICULARLY
TALL OR INTENSE.

THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS NORMALLY PRODUCE A FEW HUNDRED FEET DOWNWARD FROM THE CLOUDS…ROTATE OR SPIN LIKE A
TOP…AND LAST A FEW MINUTES BEFORE DISSIPATING.

IN RARE INSTANCES THESE FUNNELS MAY BRIEFLY TOUCHDOWN AND CAUSE MINOR WIND DAMAGE. STAY ALERT AND BE PREPARED TO MOVE QUICKLY TO A SAFE SHELTER IF A FUNNEL CLOUD APPROACHES THE GROUND.

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