Weather

County,
Special Weather Statement issued May 27 at 6:36PM CDT until May 28 at 7:00AM CDT by NWS
Effective: 6:36 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016
Expires: 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016

...FUNNEL CLOUDS SIGHTED OVER NORTH-CENTRAL MISSOURI...
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND TRAINED SPOTTERS HAVE REPORTED SIGHTINGS OF
FUNNEL CLOUDS IN DAVIESS AND GRUNDY COUNTIES IN NORTH-CENTRAL
MISSOURI. THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS ARE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SMALL
THUNDERSTORMS NEAR THAT LOCATION.
ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS EXIST THAT FAVOR THE POSSIBLE FORMATION OF
WEAK CIRCULATIONS ON A PRE-EXISTING BOUNDARY. SOME OF THESE
CIRCULATIONS ARE OCCURRING UNDERNEATH DEVELOPING SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...WHERE A FUNNEL CLOUD MAY DEVELOP. ONCE THE RAIN
BEGINS...THE FUNNEL CLOUD USUALLY DISSIPATES.
LOW HANGING CLOUDS CAN ALSO APPEAR TO DIP UP AND DOWN AT TIMES...
BUT THEY WILL NOT SHOW SIGNS OF ANY RAPID ROTATION. AN ACTUAL
FUNNEL CLOUD WILL EXHIBIT SPINNING IN A COUNTER-CLOCKWISE DIRECTION.
IN RARE INSTANCES THESE FUNNELS MAY BRIEFLY TOUCHDOWN. STAY ALERT
AND BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO A SAFE SHELTER IF A FUNNEL CLOUD
APPROACHES THE GROUND.

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