CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Several reports were provided this morning about potential funnel clouds in our area this morning.
Here are some pictures we received from viewer Rick Danser earlier this morning taken at the Stary shooting range.
The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi confirmed this phenomenon, which generally is not associated with thunderstorm activity.
They typically occur in hot, humid environments when winds pick up, as they were across the area from the southeast this morning. That tends to introduce wind shear into our atmosphere, providing a situation where these tropical funnels can occur.
The NWS says these tropical funnels typically are are weak, short lived and do not reach the ground.
We have heard of some possible funnel clouds in the area this morning. These are tropical funnels and are generally weak, short lived and do not reach the ground. If you do see one approach the ground, however, take shelter.— NWS Corpus Christi (@NWSCorpus) September 26, 2020
But they do add that if you see one approach the ground, immediately take shelter.