A funnel cloud caused a few anxious moments in Clarence-Rockland Wednesday morning.
Several residents spotted the funnel cloud over the community just before 12 p.m.
Environment Canada confirms a funnel cloud was spotted in the area, and moving eastward.July 31, 2019
In a statement, Environment Canada says “these types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms.” The weather agency added the weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground, but there is always a chance the rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado.
Meteorologist Geoff Coulson tells CTV News the conditions were ripe for creating funnel clouds on Wednesday. There is still a threat of funnel clouds through the afternoon, from east of Rockland to the Quebec border.
If you see a funnel cloud, you should be prepared to take shelter. These types of funnel clouds usually appear with little or no warning.