The National Weather Service in Kansas City confirmed there was a cold air funnel in Maryville Thursday evening. Maryville Public Safety sent photos to the NWS, which says the funnel was not a threat and called them harmless. Cold air funnels are formed when the ground level is warm and cloud levels are much colder.
Deep breath everyone, this was NOT a #tornado in Maryville, MO this evening. It's a cold air funnel; which happens when the ground level is warm and the cloud level is much much colder. They're basically harmless except for the burst of excitement they cause. #mowx #SCIENCE! pic.twitter.com/DX1oN2GWRN
— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) August 9, 2019