How are funnel clouds formed?


A funnel cloud is a funnel-shaped cloud of dense water droplets linked with a rotating column of wind and extending from the foot of a cloud but not reaching the ground or a water surface. Weak tornadoes that do not have a visible portion reaching the ground can also be considered a funnel cloud.
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A cone-like dip in the clouds with tornadic motions which will often precede the touchdown of a Tornado.
( ′fən·əl ′klau̇d ) (meteorology) The popular term for the tornado cloud, often shaped like a funnel with the small end nearest the ground.
A funnel cloud is associated with a rotating column of wind and
Usually, the easy way to explain funnel clouds is that they're tornadoes that don't reach the ground. But not in the Northwest. Here, our funnel clouds are tornado imposters! Almost
2 Additional Answers Answer for: what is a funnel cloud
funnel cloud
a rapidly rotating funnel-shaped cloud extending downward from the base of a cumulonimbus cloud, which, if it touches the surface of the earth, is a tornado or waterspout.
A funnel cloud is a funnel shaped cloud formed of condensed water droplets that has a rotating funnel of wind extending from it but not touching the ground.
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