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Offline Samboman

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Is this a funnel cloud?
« on: 01 July 2010, 11:04:28 AM »
Howdy Guys,  New to this forum...

was fishing at West Lakes on the 9/4/2010   when i noticed a rotation in the dark clouds in front of me..... watched it for a few minutes and noticed a small funnel form and slowly lower.....  it never made the ground but stayed formed for around 5mins b4 slowly rising and dissapearing.... 

Was this a tornado or water spout?

Cheers guy
Rhett

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RE: Is this a funnel cloud?
« Reply #1 on: 01 July 2010, 11:05:18 AM »
Another :)

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RE: Is this a funnel cloud?
« Reply #2 on: 01 July 2010, 11:06:18 AM »
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RE: Is this a funnel cloud?
« Reply #3 on: 01 July 2010, 11:09:02 AM »
Last one......

Any thoughts would be great ;)

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RE: Is this a funnel cloud?
« Reply #4 on: 01 July 2010, 11:53:35 AM »
I think it is a waterspout but not quiet making a funnel all the way down. It also looks like it could be a land spout, And finally it may be a funnel cloud but because Ballina has a few of these it looks like a waterspout to me.

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RE: Is this a funnel cloud?
« Reply #5 on: 02 July 2010, 04:56:17 AM »
Definitely a funnel cloud.   They are classified as tornadoes or waterspouts only if the circulation reaches the surface.

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RE: Is this a funnel cloud?
« Reply #6 on: 02 July 2010, 05:49:49 AM »
Definitely a funnel cloud.   They are classified as tornadoes or waterspouts only if the circulation reaches the surface.

Michael

thats nice to know i have seen some waterspouts in ballina where the funnel is halfish way down or less but you see water sprays.

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RE: Is this a funnel cloud?
« Reply #7 on: 02 July 2010, 06:45:03 AM »
If you see the water spray on the surface then it is a waterspout - the funnel does not have to be visible the whole length.
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