Funnel cloud over Zachary frightens residents


POSTED: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 5:10pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 9:31pm

ZACHARY, La (WVLA) -- A funnel cloud hovered over a neighborhood in the Zachary area late this afternoon. No major damage was caused, but it did give residents quite a scare.

A witness told NBC33 News that it all happened around 4:30 p.m. One mother says her ten-year-old daughter was the first to spot the dark cloud formation. She says the whole thing only lasted about ten minutes, but that it was frightening.

Although the formation had the appearance of a tornado, technically it is not one until it touches down. NBC33 News Chief Meteorologist Jesse Gunkel says this type of cloud formation is not unusual given the current instability in the atmosphere.

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