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Weather service says weak funnel clouds not a threat

Posted: 3:49 PM, Aug 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-14 15:56:40-04
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ROSSVILLE — Tornado sirens were sounded for a period Wednesday afternoon in Carroll County after a funnel cloud was reported near the Tippecanoe, Carroll and Clinton county lines.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service office in Indianapolis said there is no immediate danger from the funnel clouds and that additional, weak funnel clouds are possible this afternoon.

The weather service said the funnel clouds are not expected to reach the ground or do damage. Forecasters also said there is no rotation on radar.

According to the weather service, cold air funnels are associated with thunderstorms or showers that form in deep, cold core, large-scale low pressure systems. They are smooth and narrow and the parent storm is not particularly tall or intense.

Tornado warnings will be issued if any of the funnel clouds across central Indiana touch the ground, the weather service said.