Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
329 PM CDT THU JUL 17 2014

NEZ048-062-063-075-076-172130-
MERRICK-HALL-HAMILTON-ADAMS-CLAY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CENTRAL CITY...GRAND ISLAND...AURORA...
HASTINGS...SUTTON...HARVARD...CLAY CENTER...EDGAR...FAIRFIELD
329 PM CDT THU JUL 17 2014

...BRIEF COLD AIR FUNNELS POSSIBLE IN ASSOCIATION WITH AREA OF
SHOWERS ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

AS OF 3:20 PM...THERE HAVE BEEN MULTIPLE REPORTS OF A POSSIBLE
COLD AIR FUNNEL OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHWESTERN CLAY COUNTY AND
NORTHEASTERN ADAMS COUNTY. COLD AIR FUNNELS ARE NOT ASSOCIATED
WITH STRONG THUNDERSTORMS BUT ARE USUALLY REPORTED WITHIN OR NEAR
SHOWERS OR VERY WEAK THUNDERSTORMS. COLD AIR FUNNELS FORM AS THE
UPDRAFT OF A SHOWER OR VERY WEAK THUNDERSTORM STRETCHES VERY SMALL
PRE-EXISTING AREAS OF ROTATION INTO FUNNELS...SIMILAR TO A
LANDSPOUT. COLD AIR FUNNELS USUALLY LAST FOR ONLY A SHORT PERIOD
OF TIME AND NORMALLY DO NOT COME IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUND. THEY
TYPICALLY POSE NO THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY. IF THEY DO TOUCH
DOWN...IT IS USUALLY FOR A VERY BRIEF PERIOD AND THE DAMAGE IS
RELATIVELY MINOR.

IF A COLD AIR FUNNEL IS SIGHTED...FIRST TAKE ANY NECESSARY TORNADO
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS...AND THEN REPORT THE COLD AIR FUNNEL ACTIVITY
TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HASTINGS AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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