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A funnel cloud formed over southeastern Limestone County in the Mooresville area Tuesday afternoon. The photo was taken at 12:11 p.m. from the southern end of the Pryor Field airport looking southeast.
Daily photo by Gary Cosby Jr.
A funnel cloud formed over southeastern Limestone County in the Mooresville area Tuesday afternoon. The photo was taken at 12:11 p.m. from the southern end of the Pryor Field airport looking southeast.

Funnel cloud appearance an anomaly

MOORESVILLE — A funnel cloud that appeared over Mooresville on Tuesday was an anomaly but not a threat, a meteorologist said.

Mike Richter, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Huntsville office, said the funnel cloud was "very brief."

The tower at Huntsville International Airport detected the cloud, Richter said.

"We don't usually get that in the middle of July, but there was no expectation it would reach the ground," Richter said. "There was no wall cloud or any severe weather."

Richter said the funnel cloud's rotation was about 20,000 feet above the ground and it appeared around the Interstate 65 and Interstate 565 area.

- Holly Hollman

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