Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
705 PM CDT TUE JUN 10 2014

...COLD AIR FUNNELS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH EARLY EVENING...

A FEW REPORTS OF FUNNEL CLOUDS HAVE BEEN REPORTED NEAR BERNIE
MISSOURI, LA CENTER KENTUCKY, AND NORTH OF WAYNE CITY, ILLINOIS
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING.

MOST OF THESE REPORTS HAVE COME FROM AREAS WHERE THERE IS LITTLE
OR NO THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY AND VERY LIMITED CIRCULATION, IF ANY,
ON RADAR.

FUNNEL CLOUDS IN THIS ENVIRONMENT ARE USUALLY REFERRED TO AS
COLD AIR FUNNELS.

THESE COLD AIR FUNNELS ARE DEVELOPING UNDERNEATH A FEW SHOWERS
THAT ARE MOVING ACROSS THE AREA. UNDERNEATH THESE SHOWERS,
SPINNING COLUMNS OF AIR THAT LOOK LIKE TORNADOES MAY CONTINUE TO
DEVELOP. THESE FUNNELS USUALLY ARE VERY BRIEF AND RARELY TOUCH THE
GROUND. IF THESE FUNNELS DO TOUCH DOWN, THE MOST LIKELY WILL NOT
CAUSE DAMAGE TO LIFE OR PROPERLY.

COLD AIR FUNNELS ARE DUE TO VERY COOL AIR ALOFT, WARM MOIST AIR
NEAR THE GROUND, AND ARE USUALLY IN ASSOCIATION WITH A STRONG AREA
OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE UPPER LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE.  DUE TO
LITTLE OR NO WIND SHEAR, THE COLD AIR FUNNELS ARE USUALLY WEAK AND
VERY BRIEF.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOES NOT ISSUE ANY WARNINGS FOR COLD
AIR FUNNELS.

SHOULD THERE BE A CIRCULATION THAT DEVELOPS MAY CAUSE HARM TO
LIFE OR PROPERTY, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE A
TORNADO WARNING FOR THAT STORM.

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SMITH




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