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Several funnel clouds reported in DeKalb County

Monica Maschak - mmaschak@shawmedia.com
A funnel cloud forms over DeKalb on Friday, August 1, 2014.
Monica Maschak - mmaschak@shawmedia.com A funnel cloud forms over DeKalb on Friday, August 1, 2014.

DeKALB - Several funnel clouds were reported in DeKalb County as thunderstorms blew through the area about 7:30 p.m., but the National Weather Service did not receive any immediate reports of them touching down, meteorologist Casey Sullivan said.

The funnel clouds likely formed when wind associated with dissipating thunderstorms collided with active thunderstorms, Sullivan said. The thunderstorms were not strong enough to produce traditional tornadoes.

DeKalb County was under a thunderstorm warning from 7:19 to 7:40 p.m. Radar estimated that between 2 and 2.5 inches of rain fell in the area between Waterman and central DeKalb, with little to no rain falling north of there, although weather spotter reports were not immediately available to confirm those estimates, Sullivan said.

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