Funnel Cloud Spotted In Owensboro Saturday

A funnel cloud was spotted in the skies of Owensboro Saturday.

Posted: Aug 22, 2020 9:26 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2020 10:47 PM

A funnel cloud was spotted in the skies of Owensboro Saturday.

Around 1p.m the Owensboro tornado sirens were activated by Daviess County Emergency Management.

Daviess County EMA Director Andy Ball says he received a call fro an officer stating a funnel cloud was forming near the Owensboro Airport.

It was then Ball decided to set off the sirens as a precaution until he could reach out to the National Weather Service.

An eyewitness spoke to 44News about what he saw.

“Just happened to walk outside, and looked up in the sky, and it looked like one side of the sky was just pitch black, dark, and the other side was light,"" says Michael McCarthy, eyewitness. "I happened to look up in the Northwest area, and next thing I know, I started to see a big rotation. It was a pretty good size rotation.”

The National Weather Service told Ball there was a slim chance the funnel cloud was a tornado, but rather it was probably a cold air funnel.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office says noone was sent alerts via TV, radio, or phone since there was never a warning issued by the National Weather Service.

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