Weak cold air funnel cloud spotted over Riverton Friday

(Riverton, WY) – A few photos and videos of what appears to be a funnel cloud were shared with County 10 and across social media Friday morning.

We connected with the National Weather Service in Riverton for a few more details about the formation. In reviewing the photos and footage, they agreed it appears to be a cold air funnel cloud which happens when cold air moves in and produces a weak rotation.

h/t Shenah Bartlett

The radar imaging did not pick up the morning’s formation which could be due to a very low wind speed, according to the NWSR.

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Thank you to Shenah Bartlett for sharing the photos and video!

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