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funnel cloud

noun

  1. a rapidly rotating funnel-shaped cloud extending downward from the base of a cumulonimbus cloud, which, if it touches the surface of the earth, is a tornado or waterspout.


funnel cloud

noun

  1. a whirling column of cloud extending downwards from the base of a cumulonimbus cloud: part of a waterspout or tornado


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Most dramatic was the damage a tornado wrought on Annapolis — not a typical place for a funnel cloud to appear.

Video posted on Twitter showed images of a funnel cloud along with airborne objects, the sound of thunder and downed utility poles along a wrecked section of West Street in Annapolis.

A funnel cloud was viewed by Weather Service storm spotter about four miles south-southeast of Fredericksburg.

There's no air, and I noticed the binnacle alight, so it must have been nigh dark under that funnel cloud.

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