Cold Air Funnels Sighted in the Area

HENDERSON-DAVIESS-MCLEAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HENDERSON...OWENSBORO...CALHOUN
600 PM CDT SUN JUL 19 2009

...COLD AIR FUNNELS SPOTTED IN NORTHWEST KENTUCKY...

THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF COLD AIR FUNNELS TODAY. THEY WERE
REPORTED NEAR THE AIRPORT IN OWENSBORO AND ALONG THE PARKWAY NEAR
THE GREEN RIVER.

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...THEY
MOST LIKELY WILL NOT CAUSE DAMAGE TO LIFE OR PROPERTY.

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...THEY ARE USUALLY WEAK AND VERY BRIEF.


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