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Funnel cloud in Cedar Rapids Sunday

Much of the KWWL viewing area was dry Sunday afternoon. However, conditions were just right in Linn County for a shower to pop-up around 7:00 p.m.

Sunshine in the afternoon warmed temperatures just enough to add a little instability in the lower levels of the atmosphere to produce the shower, and there was just enough spin to produce a funnel cloud. The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning.

Fortunately, no tornado was reported, as the funnel cloud eventually dissipated. Several KWWL viewers sent us photos through e-mail and social media. First, I wanted to show you the viewpoint from Walker, about 20 miles north of Cedar Rapids. Notice how isolated the cell was. In fact, there was sunshine!

View of the shower from Walker – Andrew Thomas

Here are the funnel photos:

Teresa Mumaw

 

 

View from Mount Vernon – Kurt Andreesen

 

Domic Montgomery

 

Along I-380 – Dave SmolkHagen

 

Scott Groth

 

 

Nathan Burrows

 

Khieeda Shireman

 

Two funnel clouds – Jessica Anne

 

Emily Redden

 

Brad Brown

 

Brad Brown

 

Andy English
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Kyle Kiel

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