Weather

County,
Special Weather Statement issued August 09 at 2:15PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
Expires: 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

...FUNNEL CLOUDS SIGHTED OVER HARRISON COUNTY...
MISSOURI HIGHWAY PATROL IS REPORTING SIGHTINGS OF FUNNEL CLOUDS IN
HARRISON COUNTY MISSOURI. ADDITIONAL REPORTS OF FUNNEL CLOUDS HAVE
BEEN NOTE IN SOUTHERN IOWA. THESE COLD AIR FUNNEL CLOUDS ARE FROM
WEAK CIRCULATION LEFT OVER FROM A COMPLEX OF THUNDERSTORMS THAT FELL
APART MOVING INTO NORTHWEST MISSOURI THIS MORNING.
ADDITIONAL FUNNEL CLOUDS MAY FORM UNTIL AROUND SUNSET THIS EVENING
ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE ST JOSEPH TO BOONVILLE.
ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS EXIST THAT FAVOR THE POSSIBLE FORMATION
OF WEAK CIRCULATIONS ON THE LEFT OVER BOUNDARIES FROM STORMS EARLIER
IN THE DAY. SOME OF THESE CIRCULATIONS ARE OCCURRING UNDERNEATH
DEVELOPING SHOWERS...WHERE A FUNNEL CLOUD MAY DEVELOP. ONCE THE RAIN
BEGINS...THE FUNNEL CLOUD USUALLY DISSIPATES.
LOW HANGING CLOUDS CAN ALSO APPEAR TO DIP UP AND DOWN AT TIMES...
BUT THEY WILL NOT SHOW SIGNS OF ANY RAPID ROTATION. AN ACTUAL
FUNNEL CLOUD WILL EXHIBIT SPINNING IN A COUNTER-CLOCKWISE DIRECTION.
IN RARE INSTANCES THESE FUNNELS MAY BRIEFLY TOUCHDOWN. STAY ALERT
AND BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO A SAFE SHELTER IF A FUNNEL CLOUD
APPROACHES THE GROUND.

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