Special Weather Statement issued May 18 at 2:52PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 11:07 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018
Expires: 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018

...Funnel cloud observed near Sikeston...
Today`s atmosphere across southeast Missouri will be one that is
favorable for the development of funnel clouds. A nearby low
pressure system is the reason.
In this environment, the funnel clouds can but rarely touch down.
Generally they remain aloft. Damage is uncommon. However in rare
cases they can briefly extend to the ground and produce minor
wind damage.

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