NWS Confirms Funnel Cloud Near Winchester After Issuing Tornado Warning

Published 05/23 2013 06:42PM

Updated 05/23 2013 06:50PM

HAGERSTOWN, MD - We're in our second day of severe thunderstorms across the Four State Region, and one of them prompted a Tornado Warning shortly after 5:00 p.m. Thursday.

The Tornado Warning was issued for Clarke and Frederick Counties in Virginia as well as the Independent City of Winchester through 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

This was a doppler radar indicated tornado, or a severe thunderstorm that was capable of producing a tornado. 

According to a Local Storm Report issued by the National Weather Service, there was a public sighting of a funnel cloud 3 miles to the East-Northeast of Winchester, Virginia at 5:05 p.m. Thursday.

Other than the funnel cloud, there have been no other reports of tornado touchdowns or damage from this Tornado Warning issued earlier this evening.

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