SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN

229 PM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

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229 PM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

…BRIEF FUNNEL CLOUDS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON…

ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUNNEL CLOUDS…ASSOCIATED WITH RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON. THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS NORMALLY PROTRUDE A FEW HUNDRED FEET DOWNWARD FROM THE PARENT CLOUD…ROTATE OR SPIN LIKE A TOP…AND LAST A FEW MINUTES BEFORE DISSIPATING.

THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS RARELY TOUCH THE GROUND AND TYPICALLY DO NOT POSE ANY SORT OF HAZARD. THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS THESE FUNNELS ARE DEVELOPING IN DO NOT SUPPORT STRONG OR DAMAGING TORNADOES.

HOWEVER…ON EXTREMELY RARE OCCASIONS THESE FUNNELS CAN BRIEFLY TOUCH THE GROUND AND PRODUCE MINIMAL IF ANY DAMAGE.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR STORMS THIS AFTERNOON. PLEASE FORWARD REPORTS OF FUNNEL SIGHTINGS TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FOR RELAY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

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Sara Clifford has been raising a family in Brown County since 2005 and leading the Brown County Democrat since late 2009. In addition to editor, she is the beat reporter for town government and writes columns, features and general news stories.