Surprise Funnel Cloud Friday

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Many Bond County residents received a weather surprise Friday afternoon.

While the National Weather Service had been calling for a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, with the possibility of some of them being strong to severe, there wasn’t any kind of warning when a strong thunderstorm cell popped up in the southeast part of the county and a funnel cloud was spotted by many folks. Several submitted photos…

Kayla Gray submitted this photo taken near the Greenville FCI
Kayla Gray submitted this photo taken near the Greenville FCI
Mike Schmitt submitted this photo, taken one mile east of McKendree Cemetery, looking west.
Mike Schmitt submitted this photo, taken one mile east of McKendree Cemetery, looking west.
Photo courtesy of Sherry Schaefer, taken at the Greenville Airport
Photo courtesy of Sherry Schaefer, taken at the Greenville Airport
Photo, taken near Keyesport, courtesy of Tom Hoffman
Photo, taken near Keyesport, courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Thankfully the funnel cloud never touched down and other than heavy rain in some isolated areas, there was no damage to speak of.

There were no warnings or watches issued by the National Weather Service Friday afternoon.

Click below to hear Ryan Mifflin’s conversation with Sherry Schaefer, who had landed at the Greenville Airport just before the funnel cloud was spotted:

WGEL’s Dale Deverick was eating lunch near the Bond County Fairgrounds when the funnel cloud descended. He called in and told Mifflin what he saw:

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