NWS confirms cold air funnel, not tornado in Maryville Thursday evening

Images circulating on social media of a possible funnel cloud near Marvyille caused some excitement Thursday evening but the National Weather Service confirms it was not a tornado but a cold air funnel.

Posted: Aug 8, 2019 7:22 PM

(MARYVILLE, Mo.) Images circulating on social media of a possible funnel cloud near Marvyille caused some excitement Thursday evening but the National Weather Service confirms it was not a tornado but a cold air funnel.

Cold air funnels are harmless most of the time and are caused when temperatures near the ground are much warmer than the temperatures higher in the atmosphere.

On rare occasions, a cold air funnel can touch the ground but there are no indications this happened Thursday evening.

For more information on what a cold air funnel is, click here.

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Monday saw temperatures climb into the 90s once again and that trend will continue for at least one more day before cooler air moves in by this weekend. Tonight, expect a mild and humid night but we will stay dry. Skies will be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
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