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What is a funnel cloud?

A funnel cloud gets its name from its shape — it is a funnel-shaped protuberance from the base of a thunderstorm.

It is composed of water droplets and is often associated with a supercell storm. The funnel cloud often has rotation, and when it does, it’s a harbinger of possible severe weather. Continue reading

Category: Meteorology, Phenomena, Severe Weather

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