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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Saint Joseph
Overcast
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Hi: 32° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 28°
Maryville
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Hi: 29° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 27°
Savannah
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Hi: 30° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 28°
Cameron
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Hi: 31° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 19°
Fairfax
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There is a disturbance that will move by the area on Tuesday night and Wednesday but right now the majority of the moisture should stay to the south and west of us. Highs will continue to rise through the week but will stay in the 40s for most of us.
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