Funnel Cloud Sweeps Over Kansas Amid Tornado Watch

A meteorology student spotted a brief funnel cloud spinning near Dexter, Kansas, during a tornado warning in the area on May 31.

Andrew Messersmith filmed a video that shows a small funnel cloud forming in the distance. “There it is! There it is! There it goes.” a man says in the video.

A local National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Kansas on Tuesday. KOCO 5 News reported that a tornado touched down near Duke on the same date. Credit: Andrew Messersmith via Storyful

Video transcript

[WIND WHIPPING]

- [INAUDIBLE] You can't see the ground, but that is at least-- there it is! There it is.

BOTH: There it goes!

[WIND WHIPPING]

- No way.

- I can't see the ground circulation because it's over the hill, but I think it was at least down for a couple seconds.

[ALARM SOUNDING IN THE DISTANCE]

- How is that northward jog? It's, like, right there, right?

- We're kind of on it, I think.

- Oh, that's unfortunate.

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