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Funnel clouds spotted in Weld County as storms move through

Posted at 12:17 PM, Jun 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-23 14:17:59-04

KERSEY, Colo. – Funnel clouds were spotted in the Kersey area east of Greeley, in Weld County, on Sunday morning, as a line of storms passed through the area.

No warnings were issued, but storm sirens were sounding in Kersey, according to one resident's video. The footage showed a wispy funnel cloud dropping out of the clouds. Another funnel cloud sighting came east of Platteville, further south of Kersey in Weld County.

A funnel cloud in Weld County

The National Weather Service in Boulder said it had received reports of funnel clouds in the area. Landspout tornadoes – which are narrow and rope-like, similar to the funnel clouds spotted Sunday – are usually not a result of a wall clouds, so they're more difficult to detect on radar, the Weather Service tweeted.

The thunderstorms in Weld County were moving southeast, while the Denver metro was seeing scattered showers. The showers and storms were expected to keep developing Sunday afternoon, before things dry up heading into the new week.

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