Jun 102014

coldairfunnelCold air funnels were reported in the Ozarks today.

Cold air funnels are harmless in almost all cases. They are generated under updrafts of showers (usually NOT a thunderstorm!) and when an upper level low pressure center is around.

They are almost always harmless with no ability to reach the ground. The National Weather Service won’t typically put out a warning for cold air funnels. This is despite the fact that they look like real tornadoes trying to form!

The photo above was taken by a spotter near Mt. Vernon around 12:30 p.m. Another cold air funnel was reported east of Charity.coldairfunnelreports