Funnel clouds spotted, storm system downplayed by NWS
NORFOLK -- A storm system moving through northeast Nebraska has produced funnel clouds but has not prompted serious warnings from the National Weather Service.
A funnel cloud was spotted southeast of Norfolk around 8:00 p.m. The NWS has issued a Special Weather Statement for Madison and Stanton Counties. The Weather Service says a shower was spotted six miles southeast of Norfolk moving at 20 miles per hour. The Weather Service warns the system may produce a few weak funnel clouds.
Here's the report from NCN Chief Meteorologist Geoff Fox:
CONDITIONS WEREN'T RIGHT FOR SEVERE WEATHER TONIGHT. MOTHER NATURE DIDN'T GET THE MEMO.
A SMALL FUNNEL CLOUD SPUN UP TONIGHT NEAR NORFOLK, HEADING EAST TOWARD STANTON COUNTY.
SMALL STORMS LIKE THIS, NOT ASSOCIATED WITH OTHERWISE SEVERE STORMS ARE SOMETIMES CALLED LANDSPOUTS.
THOUGH THE STORM LOOKED MENACING, WE HAVE NO REPORTS OF DAMAGE OR EVEN THE FUNNEL TOUCHING DOWN.