Funnel Cloud Spotted South of Fruita, Sort Of
My phone and internet have been blowing up all afternoon with reports of a funnel cloud South of Fruita. Here's what was observed.
I received an email from the Weather Channel that read:
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR UNTIL 245 PM MDT... AT 203 PM MDT, THERE WAS A PUBLICREPORT OF A FUNNEL CLOUD WITH A THUNDERSTORM SOUTH OF FRUITA, OR 8 MILES WEST OF GRAND JUNCTION, MOVING NORTH AT 10 MPH. WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 55 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... FRUITA AND REDLANDS. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 70 IN COLORADO BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 22 AND 24.
In addition, I received the following alert:
As you can imagine, I was deeply concerned. Ultimately, photos of the funnel cloud became available from the US National Weather Service Grand Junction. Take a look.
I'm afraid I don't see it. Considering my eyesight, that isn't saying much.
I hate to be a weenie, but I don't see it. Granted, that's some nasty looking weather, but I don't see the funnel cloud.
I think Mother Nature may have let us off the hook. It doesn't appear we were in immediate danger. In the meantime, my lawn looks like absolute garbage, and I'm enjoying the rain. Keep it up.